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   Posted 11/22/2008 12:19 AM (GMT -6)   
It's the weekend...time hopefully to relax and/or do something fun. But take just a moment to think about this question... Who is your hero? I'm not talking about someone in a movie or book...but who in your life is truly a hero in your eyes? For me it's sort of a tossup between hubby and my Dad but I'm going with dad on this one cause I grew up with him and was most influenced by his actions.

Dad was the consummate gentleman. Never a bad word about anyone, never raised his voice but was not afraid to discipline my brother and me if we got out of line. He worshiped my mother til his last breath and she appreciated every little kindness she showed. Often he would just show up with flowers, a piece of jewelry or other token of his love. I remember every spring when the willows were in bloom in the woods, dad would always bring home an arm load for mom so she could have a bouquet of them mixed with her daffodils. He never forgot. But for me he always had time. Time to spend with me, time to take me along on errands, time to show me how to work in the shop, time to just be with me. That is what I loved about him the most. Where other adults always told us kids to "go play somewhere else" or "this is adult talk", my dad never said that to me..ever! He gave me his time.

Dad passed away in '02 with my mom, brother, hubby and me by his home. My parting words whispered in his ear were..."you were the best dad ever!"...he was my hero!

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   Posted 11/23/2008 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   

That was a beautiful tribute to your dad, Chutz.  I feel the same way about my dad. 

I lost him when I was 18, but he was the one who I ran to for everything.  My mom allowed him to be both mother and father to me.  She was a good mom too, but I was his only child and he spoiled me a lot.  When I was sick I ran to him and he nursed me back to health.  He put me to bed at night and so on.  I guess my dad was my hero too.

Thanks for the thread.  Glad you are back.  I am too now.  Been sick with the stomach virus all week long.


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   Posted 11/24/2008 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I also have to say my dad.He is the best person I have ever known in my life.He is always there for me and he is always giving to others just because he knows its the right thing to do.
Lost half of my small intestineJan.2008.Ilieostomy for 5 months then reverst in June 2008,Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed Jan. 2008,Cronic pain,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression.Gallbladder removed Nov,2008.Mother to 9 kids 7 boys 2 girls and 1 stepson.4 grandsons,9 grandaughters.4 of my grandkids I inherited from my twin sister who passed away 6 1/2 years ago from a blood clot after surgery.God has given me my life back after I almost lost it.Even though its a painful and sometimes hard road to walk I take it one step at a time and give thanks to god for every step I take.

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