We all need hero's
I have hero's. I have two that live me. Two that keep me focused on what is truly important...and what's not. Two that hold me when I didn't even realize that I desperately needed to be held. Two that remind me minute by minute what true love is.
I have hero's. I have friends that know me and yet still love me. I have friends that actually say the words 'I love you' and I know they mean it. I have friends that call me to make sure I'm okay in spite of what's going on in their own lives...that will not allow me to direct the conversation to them when they know I need to vent, to cry and to laugh, and laugh hard. I have friends that I talk to several times a day and friends that I talk to a couple times a week, and I need every single one of them.
I have hero's. I have a mom that isn't related to me by blood or law, but simply because she loves me. She cares about me and makes sure that I know that she cares about me, from emailing to calling to sending me things to read in the mail, she lets me know she cares...and for many years she's been a living example of what real love is.
I have hero's. I have neighbors who are, and have been for many, many years, on call. Whether it's to take care of my animals to picking my kids up when I've needed them to, they've been there for me. I have neighbors who have told me the truth when I didn't want to hear it, but needed to hear it. I have neighbors who yelled at my kids when they were little to get out of the street like they were their own children, because that's the way we all were with each others kids and I wouldn't have had it any other way. My kids grew up knowing they were accountable wherever they were, not just when mom was watching.
I have hero's. I have bloggers that I read daily and they lift me up, whether spiritually, emotionally or intellectually. They make my days better by sharing themselves with me and others. They take time out of their lives to help someone smile, to give someone the kind of laugh that hurts your side and makes tears run down your face, or to inform others of things we wouldn't have known otherwise. I appreciate all of these things, because I know how much easier it is not to blog.
Yes, I have hero's...I'm blessed with several.