What does a hero mean to you? To me a hero is someone who I look up to, teaches life lessons, and someone I want to follow in their footsteps.
Who are my heroes? My number one hero is God. My parents are also my heroes. But my biggest hero is a man who has many names, he goes by dad to some, husband, uncle, to some he's called "pops", but to me he is best known as Grandpa.
My dads father is my biggest hero. I've done posts about him before, this one is from his 90th birthday
http://thejoysofhavingcf.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-grandpa.html he is now 92. In the last 2 years he's had lots of health issues, and he is now in a nursing home. He is a selfless man. A man of his word. A man who when you talk to him, if you've never met him, you feel like you've known him forever. He has lived through the Great Depression, multiple world wars. Him and my grandma had 5 kids. They now have 12 grandkids and 1 great grand kid. They were farmers their whole life. My grandpa has told me that he became a farmer so he didn't go to war.
In his life he has been through it all. My grandpa has taught me so much. He has taught me what it's like to be selfless, to work hard. I've never met anyone whose worked as hard as him. When we were little he was the one who let us have late night snacks after helping with chores on the farm.
He taught me to braid by showing me on bailor twine.
He is the kind of person I want to be. Will I ever be as great as him? Probably not. But I can sure try.
Now, I do have great guidance to become like him. My dad is the apitamy of my grandpa.
My goal in life is to make my grandpa proud. I truly believes he's proud of his whole family.
The legacy he has created. I truly believe that he is proud of the life he's created. I can not imagine my life without him. He really is my best friend...and Bo's. I am proud to be his granddaughter and I will forever make it known.
Now, why is this my life lesson? My parents have taught me from early on that family is forever, and one of the most important things in life, and I'm forever thankful for that.
My grandpa...my hero.