My hero is my husband, Jorge. I met Jorge when I was at a very difficult point in my life. I had just graduated high school and I didn’t know whether I was coming or going half of the time. I was all about the party and not at all about responsibility. Before meeting Jorge, I never thought it was possible for just one person to make such a deep impact on one’s life. The best and worst thing about Jorge is that he doesn’t view his life as an inspiration nor does he feel like he has accomplished much.
Jorge is a Specialist in the U.S. Army. He will celebrate his three year anniversary on August 31st of this year but there is so much more to him than just that. Jorge had a very dark childhood that rolled over into his teenage years and then into his young adult life. Finally at the age of 27 was able to catch a break. Jorge has been on his own since the age of 15 but in reality he has been on his own before that as well. Only a couple of people know what Jorge has gone through in his life and I find myself privileged and humbled to be one of those people. If you ask my husband if his story is inspirational, he will tell you “no”, but if you ask me I will tell you “yes.”
Jorge cared and provided for himself from a young age. He kept himself motivated and always wanted more than just average. He strives for excellence and although he can’t see it himself he is one of the greatest men alive. Jorge has a determination and a hunger that you don’t see in most people. Just to be around that for the last four years has been infectious.
I went back to college because he made/makes me believe I can do anything in this world. However, he doubts his own ability and intelligence all the time. My husband lived (literally) on the streets of Miami but he is far from a product of his environment. He has overcome and endured so much and has such passion. He is so very capable and intelligent; he could do anything and everything he puts his mind to.
Jorge came into my life when I needed someone the most. He is my own personal angel here on earth and he deserves to be honored. Jorge you are my hero and there is nothing in this world you cannot accomplish. Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage, Jorge has all of these and more. Hoo-ah Solider!
Submitted by Anonymous
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