My hero is my mother. At age 82, she not only cared for my father through his dementia and death, but she continues to help my sister and me as we deal with migraines that keep us from working. She takes us to the doctor, brings us groceries and medicine, cheers us up with e-mails and phone calls. Her own schedule is busy with piano lessons, church activities and volunteer duties, including a thrift shop where she was Chairman of the Board of Directors until she retired when she turned 80! She helped me recover from two surgeries last year and takes notes for me when she takes me to the doctor. If I go alone, everyone asks, "Where is your mother?" I would be lost without her. I live in an isolated area on a small farm with a cat and a dog, but she drives 50 miles any time I call to pick me up and take me to the doctor, although it means cancelling her own activities and never complains about losing sleep to drive me to the emergency room or walk my dog.
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