I am writing to explain why my mom deserves the title of my hero. My mom has been an absolute inspiration since I was a child. She portrays many values I look up to and wish to encompass as I grow older, such as compassion, devotion, loyalty, kindness and most of all, humility. Humility can be defined as a modest or low view of one's own importance. I don't think my mom realizes how important and special she truly is. She is constantly putting others before herself, as a mom, as a friend, and as a teacher. Even though in December 2014, she developed stage 4 lung cancer, she still constantly puts others before herself.
One example of her outstanding humility is her career. My mom is a middle school teacher. I know that can take incredible patience, love, and devotion. Even though she may not feel the best or be in the best shape, she still gets up early in the morning, goes to school, and teaches middle school children everyday. She not only teaches everyday, yet she dedicates her extra time after school to lead an after school club, which can often lead to coming home at late hours. She is constantly giving, inspiring, and encouraging children who will hopefully end up portraying the same values she holds in her heart. She could be taking time off or even taking as much free time as she has, to get stronger and recover, yet her humility constantly shines through and she uses her time to help others instead of herself.
I don’t know where I would be today without my mom. She is truly my hero. She has always been there for me, as my cheerleader at every sports game and meet. She has always comforted me when I am sad or lonely. She knows how to find the positive in every negative situation. She always knows how to pick me up when I am down. My mom is my hero and I know she will inspire others just like she inspires me. She is truly a light in the darkness.
Submitted by Anonymous
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