This hero of mine has overcome opposition in his life since the time he was a toddler. He remembers his father coming home drunk. He remembers how his mother wept finding out about all the affairs. He remembers the ugly divorce when he was 12. He remembers the day the call came - that his father had shot himself in the head. He remembers the family rejection and the blame. He remembers moving 18 times before he was 18 years old. He remembers working until 2am helping his single mom finish cleaning apartments so they could pay utilities the next day. He remembers sustaining his 4 sisters while they learned what it was like to live without a father...
He remembers being an entrepreneur and working on business after business to achieve the American dream. He remembers meeting his wife and loving her from the moment he saw her. He remembers the birth of his 2 children and being amazed that he was finally a dad. He remembers playing with his children and loving them like no other dad ever could. He remembers being nervous that he could really be the dad that he never had.
Brent is a hero because he conquered instability, depression, sadness, enormous obstacles and each day he wakes up so grateful that he is alive a breathing.
His last business adventure hasn't made him a millionaire, but he is working hard, each day. He is working hard to be the best dad in the world. He is working hard to love his wife more than any other woman ever loved. He has never been bitter about any obstacles, just grateful to use them in the best way possible for his life.
Submitted by Anonymous
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