Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Random Question #5

Who's your living hero, and why?

35 comments:

Melanie Avila said...

I'm so bad at these questions. It depends on what inspiration I need. Different people for different things, I suppose.

Journaling Woman said...

My living hero is me!!! Just kidding. I think my mom and dad AND my daughter who has accomplished so much. Those are my top three.

Tabitha Bird said...

My husband. He sees me when I most need to be seen. I will forever be thankful :)

Rebecca Nazar said...

Betty White. She makes getting, being a senior citizen a rockin' experience. And she's funny as heck.

Wendy Paine Miller said...

My mom. She's endured much, but she has a kind and sensitive heart. She hasn't let life harden her.

I love her so much.
~ Wendy

Jeanette Levellie said...

My husband, Kevin. He exemplifies Jesus more than any person I've met or heard about. His love is steady and pure, in spite of my many quirks.

Janet Johnson said...

My mom. She never quits. Even when it's hard.

Jen said...

My husband, he's amazing and always there when I need him. Even at the darkest hour he still loves me and cares for me, never asks too much of me and yet I am always wanting to give more. He's an amazing man and I can't wait to love him all the days of my life.

Diane said...

No one is coming to mind. Weird.... good thought to ponder. I will say, I look Up for my hero. :O)

Lotty said...

My living hero is one of my tutors from uni, he knows what he wants when to get it and how. Hes an inspiration and so supportive of everything his students do.

Melissa Marsh said...

My grandmother. She is the strongest person I know. After losing her husband more than a year ago, she is still going strong, still living life, and still determined to keep moving. Her attitude is wonderful despite losing the love of her life. She is in her 80s, yet her attitude is still that of a beautiful young woman. And to me, she is beautiful inside and out!

Cami said...

My Paternal Grandmother has always been my hero. She is a lot like me: stern, serious...
She left high school to marry my grandfather and then seems to have launched herself into a never-ending self-education that spans hand-writing analysis, tai-chi (sp?), religious study, politics, classic literature, herbs/nutrition... She is amazing and as I age and mature, I'm starting to learn that she may actually have a sense of humor as well.

myletterstoemily said...

my living hero is my daughter, hailey, who
was brave enough to leave her high school
her senior year to escape some bad
influences.

she moved to a place where she only knew
her sister and brother in law, but now has
made some lovely, sweet, wholesome new
friends.

she never complained, and i miss her terribly.

septembermom said...

My mom, for sure. She gives all of herself. She's amazing.

Sherrinda said...

I'm with Melanie. It's different people for different things. Right now, it is my daughter who has so much courage and determination. She put herself out there and tried out for something she didn't make last year, knowing she could fail and experience the devastation all over again. Thank goodness she made it though!!!! I'm so proud of her for trying!

Melissa Sarno said...

Just discovered your blog and I am enjoying it very much.

This is a tough question for my first comment here!

My hero right now is my Dad- he's always supportive and always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needs it.

Karen Lange said...

My living hero is my husband.

Robin said...

I have decided it's dangerous to have heroes that are real people. They will let you down. Better to stick with fictional heroes. A friend told me that if I really needed to have a hero, I should idolize bees. That's probably good advice.

Deb Shucka said...

My cousin Sal, who tries every day to live life to the fullest even though she struggles with a long list of mental and physical challenges, any one of which would have most of us curled up on the floor.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

My grandparents...They are something special!

I became one of your followers today. You have a lovely posts. :)

Kathryn Magendie said...

I wish I could think of one right now - seems a shame I can't!

Hmm.... okay, I am going to say my mother who adopted me - despite all the problems and all the mistakes and all the Stuff of it all, she took in three kids who were not her own, newly married, and she worked at a job outside the home, and she had two of her own kids - five kids, working mom -
Yeah, I think that's it - my adoptive mom.

Amy Tate said...

That has to be my hubby. He's my rock and knows me like no other. He also makes me laugh and life would be so boring without laughter!

Joanne said...

I'm going to side with Melanie. It does depend on the day, and what I might need. Today, my hero would be my daughter, who just last week finished up her education with her Master's Degree after getting through a one-year accelerated program that kept her extremely busy.

Now Janna? We'd like to know your hero, too ...

Woman in a Window said...

My son. He is empathetic and selfless. He asks questions quietly but his mind is hungry. He is only eight but he teaches me to be a better person by example. What the hey is that? I am lucky to know him.

xo
erin

JLC said...

My hero is my best friend and lover. He is also a hero to our kids.

Kathy said...

I don't really have any heroes.

I believe in the idea of being my own hero. I certainly "save" my kids and family on a regular basis. (small stuff, that is)

Janna Qualman said...

Joanne, thanks. I meant to add my thoughts to the pile, and you've reminded me I never did. :)

Right now I'll say my dad is my hero. He's been through -- and is going through -- so much, but he's weathered it with good humor and love.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hands down...my husband Jeff.

Thanks for making me think about this.

Love,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

patti said...

My mom, who has dealt with much adversity with grace and love and generosity with God at the center of her life.

Thank you, Janna, for making me remember...

Capri K said...

Our daughter, Abby. Not many people have had to deal with the heartache and disappointment of a life changing spinal cord injury at the tender age of 6.

Now, at 21, she is still dealing with the fallout of her injury. From health challenges to the even harder to grasp and accept, prejudices from our shallow, image obsessed, perfection seeking, society.

She wants to have a happy life and friends. She has a beautiful, determined, loving, kind, heart. I am praying she succeeds.

Jessica Nelson said...

Eeek! I promise I didn't copy your post. LOL

I don't know, I think people can be heroes in different ways. My mom, for raising us and working SO much in order to do it. For taking us on adventures with a limited budget.
My dad, because he's had so many tragedies and sorrows in his life but he's still an easygoing, kind person.

And lots of other people. I think people can be a mix of heroic and villainous.

The Hat Chick said...

My husband. He is my protector, provider and partner.

Lydia Kang said...

My mum. She raised kids in a country where she couldn't speak the language, had no family or friends. Great but tough question!

Erica Chapman said...

Hmmm. Good question. Dang. This really should be easy.... *thinks* I guess it would be anyone who is following their dream. That sounds lame doesn't it? LOL

How about my godmother - she's fighting cancer - if anyone is a hero it's a cancer survivor.

*waves* Some great answers here!

Purple Cow said...

We're all heroes in our own way. I agree with Robin - let's not idolize anyone - could get dangerous!

I even read somewhere that even Mother Theresa had begun to have doubts about the existence of God during the last decade of her life but her own legend was just too big that she couldn't stop.

So NO HEROES...

Let's idolize bees! (responsible for 75 percent of the world's food supply you know!)