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Who is your hero?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I was posting a couple of names on the famous women thread, and it occurred to me, who in your life is your hero? It could be someone close to you or someone you don't know but whom you look up to.

I have a couple of people, my mother, first and foremost. Words just fail me when it comes to describing how amazing I think she is, and how utterly different so many people's lives would be if it wasn't for her.

The rest of my family are, too, in different ways, but especially Mum.

And then there's my best friend, who inspires and amazes me on a daily basis.

You guys?
post #2 of 18
Hands down, my hero is my dad.

My mom and my flute teaches Mary Stolper and Susan Levitin and Ian are all tied for second.
post #3 of 18
My friend Jo Ann, who is a wonderful social worker I met over 15 years ago. Coming from a very dysfunctional home, and not having contact with any family members at all, Jo Ann has been my family.

She is my mentor, a strong and independent woman, who is intelligent, kind, generous and spiritual. She is a wonderful friend who I respect and admire. She is the one and only person in the world I would trust completely and she understands me. I almost feel like her adopted daughter or younger sister! And she worries about me like she would a daughter, yet treats me as a peer and challenges me intellectually. She is the only person who encourages me to make the most of the strengths I have been given, and for that I am eternally grateful to her.
post #4 of 18
Besides my parents...

Actually, Harriet Tubman and Anne Frank.

It makes me sad, but also proud to be told I'm alot like Anne...

For one...I've been told I kinda look like her...

I'm not so sure, though.

I LOVE to write, and she was a BIG writer. Note the journal.

She also loved cats, and odviously so do I.

We're both Jewish, and my grandparents were European Jews.
She loved to joke around, and she was very spunky. I think, if she was alive around this time, we would have been best friends.

It makes me really sad thinking about all she went through. She was such a wonderful person. Now my eyes are watering...
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
Wow you DO look like her!! I love your similarities that's really cool!
post #6 of 18
Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva!
Wow you DO look like her!! I love your similarities that's really cool!
Thank you! The glasses and braces I have now change it a bit, but when they come off, I still do. We could be sisters, it seems. Its awesome.

Gah...now I'm crying.
post #7 of 18
At a camp I used to go to, just for Jews (I think the point of it was to get to know other Jews) people said I was the recarnation on Anne Frank. I thought it was the funniest thing.
post #8 of 18
Wow Jenny, you do look alot like her!
post #9 of 18
Aside from my mother, Katharine Hepburn
post #10 of 18
Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Wow Jenny, you do look alot like her!
I do? Thank you!
post #11 of 18
My husband.
post #12 of 18
most certainly my father. I can not put into words why I feel like this, but I admire him and aspire to be like him. He has a heart of gold
post #13 of 18
Definitely my brother. He's 8 years older than me and I've looked up to him my entire life. He's really the best.

My mom and dad are also wonderful and amazing people, so they would come in for a tie at second.
post #14 of 18
HEy Jenny Ive seen anne franks old house in frankfurt, its really creepy. People live in it now. But when i went to see the museum it was closed.
it really big and only about anne frank
post #15 of 18
I don't have a hero...
post #16 of 18
I have a couple heros

The first is my late grandmother, she lived to be 93. She raised 4 kids on her own when her husband left and never looked back, she worked a full time job and took care of everyone. She never remarried. There was one suitor who wanted to marry her....but he wouldn't accept the kids, she told him to take a hike, that her kids were #1 priority and always would be...I really miss her.

Of course my parents. I went through 5 years of schooling to get to where I am now and money was tight. My dad sold his prize possession, his 1968 Olds Cutlass to help me pay for the remainder of my training....I hope to someday buy his car back for him.

and as a professional hero I have Lynne. She is my mentor...she lives in Toronto now and I never get to see her anymore but she taught me to show confidence and to never let anyone tell me I wasn't good enough. Yay Lynne!
post #17 of 18
There are many people I admire, who have taught me something or inspired in some way, but my parents are my true heroes.
post #18 of 18
My heroes are as a child my Grandma Wanda and Uncle Luke and Aunt Cindy. They never judged me or made me feel that I wasn't loved or abandonded. But who really saved my life was my husband, who I married when I was 17 and our daughter who I got pregnant shortly after we got together.They saved my life! I live a truly happy life now after 8 years of marriage and two beautiful children and lovely furbabies. What more could you ask for?
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