This month and next month I want to write about some of the a-ma-zing women in my life. We all have them. You know the ones—some of them have come along side and encouraged us, some are those we look up to. Women who are our heroes. Oh, they may not have been on television or in the papers, but they are heroes none the less.
The first is my mom. She’s always been my hero, even when I didn’t realize it. You do know it takes years sometimes for children to realize what their mom sacrifice for them, don’t you? I think a lot of the time I take my mom for granted. Especially her accomplishments. I think one of the reasons is that is all my life, she downplayed her many talents. Just last year at 91, she learned how to text and check her Face Book page. Yes, she has a FB page. If her laptop freezes up, she unplugs and takes the battery out and fools with it until it works again.
She ran our home with love and discipline. From her I learned to be independent. And to do things right, to take pride in my work…like make my bed with hospital corners so a quarter would bounce on it. We didn’t have fitted sheets, only flat.
Another of my heroes is my sister. Born almost deaf, she overcame that to graduate high school and business school and even had a job once where she took the notes for business meetings. Nothing stops this wife and mother of two from doing what she wants to.
I have other heroes:
· Delores Topliff, a friend who just returned from a mission trip to the Philippines and Macau China. I so admire Dee for her courage and dedication to take Christ’s love worldwide.
· Peggy Woodhouse, who battled cancer for more than five years, but who always turned the conversation around to ask about how I was feeling.
· Teri Smith, who had an aneurism three years ago, but who has battled her way back to working on a book with her daughter. She also promotes the Ponderer blog like nobody else!
I know you have heroes in your own life. Leave a comment about them and why they are your hero.