Othella and Bill S

My heroes just happen to be my parents. Mom and Dad have always been there for us kids through the rough times and the good times. My parents were foster parents to many children for over 40 years and have only retired due to the ill health of my mother. During their lifetime, they have brought joy to children who have not seen any and have shown compassion, courage, commitment and caring for everyone they have come into contact with. I only hope that in my lifetime I can become even half the person that my parents have both been. I have been shown a great example and want everyone to know how special these two people really are to me and everyone they know.

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Idong from Nigeria SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
May we all be grateful for the many times our elders have talked and coaxed us into being the straight tress we are today. Im honoured to read this story and I will carry the lesson about with me. Thanks for sharing though u shared it years ago it is ever fresh.

Nii B. from GHANA MARCH 23, 2009
This is a very nice story. I will pass it on to all my friends

Miguel M. from Tucson, Arizona USA JANUARY 28, 2008
Great story...I'll pass it on!

Ashly J. from India OCTOBER 27, 2007
Satisfaction and laziness, like oil and water, never come together. Why don't we do our work to the best we can and get the lovely feeling of satisfaction? Your story is really inspiring, thanks.

Krystal G. from Apache Junction, Arizona USA SEPTEMBER 12, 2007
I think you story is funny and sweet. It looks like you really loved her and are thankful for what she taught you.

Katherine S. from Traverse City, Michigan USA SEPTEMBER 6, 2007
I am probably considered an old lady, and I have to say that my conclusion about life at this age 69 yrs, is that being productive is the most satisfying thing one does and knowing the perfect way of doing those productive things makes it even more satisfying. So I would conclude that the little old lady may have brought a lot of more happiness to your adult life than you even realize.

Kay S. from Ohio, USA AUGUST 19, 2007
Thank you for the story. I will pass it on to my students when we talk about how community service really makes YOU the better person.

Nehal P. from Mumbai, India AUGUST 3, 2007
"Everyone who enters your life has a lesson to teach and a story to tell."

Cindy K from Downey, California USA JUNE 26, 2007
Your story is very touching. So often we "think" we're giving but actually "gaining" instead. This only reminds us that out of "giving" we "gain". Either way, our efforts do pay off. Sometimes... double fold. Very well told, Writer. Thanks for reminding us!

kati b from mesa az APRIL 30, 2007
Effort is something that doesn't really take a lot out of you. Just the simple things can be appreciated, and patience is really the key to teaching anything.

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