"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Friday, January 29, 2010

My Hero

My hero has never worn a jersey and played for my favorite football team.
My hero has never played a guitar or sung to a crowd of thousands.
My hero has never acted in an Oscar winning movie.
My hero has never held political office.
My hero has never worn a white lab coat or gone to medical school.

My hero was born with all odds stacked against her.
My hero had five surgeries in her first two years of life, with more to come.
My hero had to learn what real pain is all too early.
My hero pushes past the pain to do her job well. Her business is laughing, learning, playing and growing.
My hero has taught me more than any teacher in any classroom ever could.
My hero is the toughest person I know.
My hero loves easily and fiercely.
My hero has no idea she is different than anyone else.

She is my hero.


Michelle and Sean said...

Love it!! Some of the best heros are the littlest! She is amazing! And she is so lucky to have such an amazing mom!!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

I get it!

Nana and PaPa said...

She is OUR biggest hero. No one will ever surpass her. Such a wonderful picture of our hero.
Nana & PaPa

The VW's said...

And, What a beautiful hero too! It amazes me what our little ones can teach us! Great post! HUGS!!!

Lacey said...

Oh that is so true and so sweet!

Hope said...

What a great post! I love it!

Kelly said...

Does your hero know how beautiful she is??? I love it!

Shauna Quintero said...

Your hero is adorable!

Colleen said...

Wonderful post! She is a shining star who has gone through so much and still shows us that beautiful smile of hers!

Hope said...

I said a prayer for you today
to make your spirits soar,

I prayed for happiness for you,
but then I asked for more.

I asked that God would give you
the courage that you need
to be yourself, to do your best,
to dream and to succeed.

I prayed that God would bless you
with confidence in who you are,
because in God's eyes, and in mine,

you'll always be a star.

Michelle said...

She is my hero too! She is so amazing!

Love you guys tons!
Auntie Chelle

Christine said...

You said it!
Sorry I've been out of the loop for a bit. I need to back track and do some catching up on your blog. I've missed you guys.