Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Round Robin Challenge: My Hero


Mama is my hero!

 My mom has always been so proud of me.  I always remember how she made me feel when I was little, I would bring home a picture I'd drawn in school.  These pictures were never really works of art, but she always gave them a place of honor and , thtat made me feel important and loved...  In anything I've ever done, she always let me know that she was proud of me and that's given me a confidence in myself that I carry with me whereever I go.  Her support and encouragement has meant more than she'll ever know.  I'm so grateful for her and all the love she's given me.    She wrote me in a card once that whereever I go or do or think, that I an depend on her for complete and absolute understanding, support and love forever.  She is my hero, I think back on the many times I was sick with asthma as a child and all the attention and time she spent with me and comforted me and gave me that unconditional love that I needed.  I have new respect for her, how she raised us all you would have to have the heart of a hero.   She does! 

My mom is my hero because she was always there for me and always tucked me into bed every night and told me she loved me.  She was a great role model for mothers. She helped me with my schoolwork, how to deal with enemies, and how to not be lazy around the house.

One time, there was an enemy that was bothering me on the school bus, this girl was much older than me, and was disrespectful to teachers, others students, and me. Everyday, I had to tell my mom about all the things she did.  Then one day she got on the school bus with me.  She was a substitute teacher and this mean girl's ended up in the principal's office by the time we made it too school.  The girl actually tried to get bad and jump my mom.  I can't remember what the principal did to punish her, but I do know this girl never rode my bus again and never messed with me again.   She was known to jump on that school bus after school a few times, chasing it down, if anyone messed with  Sherry, Dena, or me.  This is another reason why she's my hero is because she was my first protector.  I also want to add two more heroes to Chris and Owen over at keep them in your prayers, he's looking much better.

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rap4143 said...

Wonderful tribute :)

mariebm56 said...

Derek...I knew your mom was going to be your Hero.
; )
You are so predictable..; )
I knew because you show so much love and respect for your mother in your Journal.  She raised a very wonderful, talented,creative, kind & loving soul.  I can tell your mother is an amazing woman, & I never met her..; )

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madcobug said...

Your mom is a great loving woman. She is like me if anyone stepped on my children's toes they stepped on mine also. Helen

nightmaremom said...

Derek this entry is great!  Your Mom surely sounds like a great lady, but I wouldn't expect anything less :)  You just made her proud again, no doubt!

pandorasbazaar said...

She sounds like a terrific person. And what a nice picture.

rivercitygirl1 said...

Mom's are great aren't they.  My momma is my hero too.

photographybymon said...

WoW, what a great entry ... what a wonderful mom.  My mom was always there for me.  Unfortunately I lost much to early in life.  


mavarin said...

She sounds great!  I'm glad she was there for you. - Karen

alphawoman1 said...

Wow! What a wonderful woman your Mom is!

geminiwilder said...

Most moms are heroes, and yours is a beautiful one!  

jeroldssis said...

Hi Derek~  Your mom is beautiful!  Now I know where the rest of the family got all their good looks!  And thanks also, for considering me and Owen a "hero"'ve been a constant source of support to me and please know it's appreciated.  You always make my day my friend!


ondinemonet said...


You NEVER stop amazing me. I got all weepy reading this lovely tribute. :) I look forward to your Round Robin entries...always so thoughtful and beautiful.

All my best, Carly :)