by Amzad from Newmarket
My Mom is a hero because she has courage, power, she's caring
and she's loving.
My Mom has faith in me because she believes I could be or do
anything if I put...
My hero has done alot for me,because I don't have a dad to help
us with things, it is harder for her to take care of me and
my sister. If my Mom can be a hero with all these facts to support
her, maybe I could be a hero in a special way too!!!!!!!!
by Joseph from Saginaw
My mom taught my sister and I that education is everything.
She did this by going back to college for five years. She needed
a degree to get a better job so she could better me...
My mother empowers me to do the best I can and achieve my goals.
My mom is truly special to me and I wouldn't trade her for the
world. So what I'm trying to say is that I really love my mom.
Sometimes I'll ask, "If you could go back and change one
thing about the past, would you?" Her answer is always
the same. "I wouldn't change a thing." Then I'd ask
why and she'd say "Because that would change this time,
meaning I might not have you."
It must have been really hard for her, but she pulled through
for me. She gave up what was left of her youth for me. She was
only 17 when I was born and when my biological father found
out, he ran. To this day my mom has been a single parent, but
she has loved twice as much.
Kil Sun Park
A hero is one who gives without any expectation of reciprocity.
Heroes sacrifice time, energy and heart to better the lives
of others. To me, my mother, Joanna Park, embodies the idea
of a hero.
Our family had a nice living
going in Korea. It was where my parents had grown up all their
lives. They ran a small bakery where the patrons were not only
customers, but also friends. Even though, they knew that the
best opportunities for their children was across the Pacific...in
America. So, one day my parents, brother and I boarded a plane
to our new home in the States. It was a poignant time for my
mom especially, and she took the departure from her friends
and family pretty hard. But, he was willing to sacrifice her
life for her sons.
Difficult as it was to leave her loved ones in Korea, the most
challenging tribulation my mother ever encountered was my father’s
bout with cancer. She kept her poise throughout, and her bravery
during the ordeal was inspiring. He eventually succumbed to
the disease, and my mother was left alone to raise two boys.
This is when my admiration grew for her exponentially.
Raising two boys alone isn’t hard... it’s hell!
I gave my mom so much grief in high school; it’s a wonder
that she still calls me "son." Still, she arduously
worked seven days a week to support our family. She challenged
us to do our best (one of my father’s mantras) in everything
we did. I have never been allowed to feel deprived of anything.
My mom is now working to keep her two sons in college. I don’t
know how I can repay her for everything she’s done for
me. Although sometimes, just a hug and a kiss seem to be all
I owe much to my mother for all her sacrifices. My mom is definitely
my hero (my brother’s too, I suspect!).
Jelani from Philadelphia, PA USA
My hero is my mother. My mom is wonderful. She takes the time
out of her busy schedule to spend time with my homework, always
guiding and pushing me to do more. She takes me with her to
work and I get to see her lecture to college students. She takes
me out on the weekends bicycling, rollerblading. We wash the
car together, clean around the house and she even reads me a
bedtime story even when I know she is really tired. She does
a great job by herself and I vote her as my hero.
Emily from Sutton, WV United States.
My grandmother, Elizabeth, is my personal hero. I greatly
admire her courage, strength, and tolerance. She got married
and became pregnant her senior year of high school, so college
was not an option, she was forced into a domestic role. In the
next few years, despite a rocky marriage, she bore three children.
When the youngest was in grade school her husband began getting
in legal trouble for tax evasion, this made their marriage only
go increasingly down hill. A few months later, her husband ran
off with a much younger woman. Elizabeth was stranded with three
children and absolutely no job experience. Living only off minimal
amounts of child support and some help from her wealthy inlaws,
Betty put her self through a local community college, and became
a secretary. She found a secretarial position quickly, and began
a career. Elizabeth also had to deal with being a single-parent,
which in this time was rare, so she did not have much peer support.
Her oldest son, who was getting ready to enter college, was
a huge help and support. She pushed on in this way until all
her children were through college and had separate lives. Elizabeth
now lives in Florida with her high school sweet-heart, Bruce.
She is an inspiration to me and her life story should be an
encouragment to all females.
Geniene from Phoenix, AZ US
My hero is my mom, dbo. A hero to me is a person that will
continue to be there for you, is spiritual, dedicated, trustworthy,
dependable and most of all positive. My mom comes to mind when
speaking of the qualifications of a hero. She is my hero because
of all the courage, strength, humbleness that she has raised
me to have by setting the example which I should follow. I say
Courage, because it was not too long ago that mother was diagnosed
with 'ulcerative colitis '- an incurable disease. She didn't
give up but instead showed the Strength that it took to go on
and raise her children as a single parent. Her Humbleness shows
through her personality whenever she is spoken to. No matter
how good or bad she may be feeling at the time, she continuously
seeks God first and then does what needs to be done. Although
she has made multiple mistakes in her earlier years, she doesn't
cover them up from her kids. She uses those imperfections to
show us which way we ought to go. I think the last but not least
reason why my mother is my hero is that she was given to me
by my Father from above. Although we may have differences, I
cherish, appreciate, and love her more each day.