My Mother Is A Hero Essay

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My Definition of a Hero A hero is “Any person admired for qualities or achievements and regarded as an ideal or model” (“Hero”). When someone hears the word ‘hero’, they most likely think of firefighters, police officers, or soldier. However, the person who comes to my mind when I think of a hero is my mother, Becky Harper. She goes above and beyond each day, displaying characteristics of a hero. My mother can brighten up anyone’s day simply with the beautiful smile that is always on her face. A hero should be selfless, caring, and thoughtful. My mom always puts others before herself. When I was four years old, my parents got a divorce. From the age of four until the age of fifteen it was always just my mom and I. She always put me first. She worked hard to make sure I had everything I needed, even if that meant not buying something she wanted for herself. She allowed me to have endless opportunities throughout school and extracurricular activities. She enrolled me in gymnastics, dance, and basketball. She never missed a single one of my school activities or athletic events. She made sure I made it to everything I needed to be at and that I arrived on time. It was important to my…show more content…
Her positive and kind spirit shines even on her bad days. She would go out of her way to make sure someone else is okay. A hero does not sit back and watch things happen. A hero makes a difference. If someone is sick, she will cook a dish and take it to them. If someone is less fortunate, she will do whatever she can to help him or her out. She has taught me how to be a giving person. On Sunday afternoons, we would make cards at the church to take to the nursing home. It was so amazing to see the elderly’s faces light up with joy when we came to visit. In school, I was able to participate in canned food drives and toys for tots because my mom would buy me things to take to school for the less
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