The person I admire most:

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   Posted 3/19/2009 12:16 AM (GMT -6)   
We all need to take stock of what is beautiful and gifted in our life. Please join in.
The person I admire most is my mother for always forgiving me, always believing that one day I would get it right (still a work in progress) and that I should always, always follow my heart (no matter where it leads me). Let us share the beautiful people around us and the gifts they give us.
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   Posted 3/19/2009 3:46 AM (GMT -6)   

My paternal grandmother who died when i was 12. sold into child slavery at age 6 by gypsy parents who couldnt afford to feed her- she overcame gang rape by german soldiers in WW2, losing a baby, having her 1st husband die in her arms, the language barrier, death of my grandfather, death of my cousin (her grandson whose anniversary was yesterday- auto accident, touchy topic right now, i loved him, he was only 26), she had severe PTSD, she went blind and never once did this woman complain. she broke her neck carrying fire wood up and down the mountains in the old country to make money for her infant daughter to keep them from literally starving- she broke her neck and survived the injury with total mobility, but she was in constant pain. she was STRONG and beautiful. she never gave up. she died an ugly death, i always prayed she would slip away in her sleep, but NO, life kicked her again and she had no peace in her truly cruel, agressive death. she was awake & concious when she asphyxiated on her own vomit after being shocked back into life by doctors who should NOT have tried to rescusitate her. She was NFR.

They say fear killed her- she was terrifed of the prospect of surgey as everyone she'd ever known that had undergone surgery had died. The doctors believe she panicked on the table before they put her under, panicked so bad that she had a series of massive heart attacks. I dont know what did it- but i know with english being her second language, she was unable to convey her fears and feelings to the hospital staff...


SO: she is the person i admire most, for all those reasons and more, God rest her soul.

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   Posted 3/19/2009 6:28 AM (GMT -6)   
There are two people that I look up to the most. One of them is my father. He has always been there for me even when he wasn't. If I need someone to talk to, he is there. If I'm down on my luck, he is there. If I'm stuck in a bad position, he is there. He is a hard worker and even though he is not in the best of "health" right now, he still goes to work everyday even if he doesn't feel up to it.

The other person I look up to is my grandfather. He passed away in 1987 but he is still one of my favorite people. He usually got up around 4am to start working on his farm. He would work in the fields and tend to his animals every single day. He was the greatest. He worked so hard during his life and never took it easy even when he was sick. He worked through is sickness every single time. He was very stern but always fair.

Those are the two people that I look up to the most. They are great people and I'm glad to have them in my life. I like this question alot because it let me talk about my grandfather a bit and I don't get to do that very often. Thank you.
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   Posted 3/19/2009 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
MY Mom N Dad
Sadly both passed within 2 yrs of each other
BUT I have morals and I live by what they so genorously taught and showed us thru life
Yes we had dysfunction but it was a way of life and we all came out  just great
I miss them so much........

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   Posted 3/19/2009 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   

My Mom and Dad. 

My Mom for her strength (battled and won cancer twice and smiled throughout it all) and she is the most caring and compassionate and respected woman I know.  Always there for her family and everyone else and so unselfish.  Always giving and asking nothing in return.  She has so much love to give everyone.  I am truly blessed to have her as my Mom.

My Dad for his work ethic (which he passed on to all his children) (he's been with the same company almost 50 years and still going strong at almost 70 years old with no thoughts of retiring).  Also, my father for his integrity, strength and love of life and ALWAYS positive attitude even in the hardest of times.  I know he is always there.

My parents have an unconditional love for all of us kids no matter what we've done in our past or what we might do now or in the future.  They have stood by us always.

I am truly grateful and thank the good Lord every day for having them as MY parents.


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   Posted 3/19/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
My grandmother, some lifelong friends. . . And all of the wonderful members here at HW!

Good one Faerysis :) Hippies unite, lol!
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   Posted 3/19/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
The person I admire the most is my mother.! She adopted four children from an orphanage when she couldn't have her own.... endured extreme poverty as a child , and the ridicule and chastiment that goes with it. She endured years and years of abuse at the hands of my alcoholic violent father....she finally got pregnant at the age of 44 only to lose her baby boy because of the abuse she endured at the hands of her husband.... she went through a long labor and almost died, only to deliver a still born son.
BUT.... she never, ever lost her faith... her sense of humor ... her sense of adventure and fun... her curiosity for the world around her ... she read passionately ... always talked to people and helped everyone who came to her for assistance. She was the first woman to work in an all male paper mill (and suffered the outrage, discrimination, berating, sexist comments) but never lost sight of her goal... she in the end... earned the respect of everyone she worked with.
She has been my strength, my example, my GIFT! I inherited( by example) her stubborness to not let circumstances destroy who you are, take away your faith in God and in the goodness of people... 
 I think what I have  treasured most about her is her unbeatable, unwavering sense of finding good in every situation... finding the sacred in every circumstance.... and being able to find the humor in all of it.
I have been truly BLESSED! I think God in all his infinite wisdom, knew that I would need all of these qualities to survive my own journey.... and I thank HIM for sending me such an angel.
The secon person I admire the most is my sister... who has inherited the same qualities and who has always been at my side reminding me , encouraging me and holding me up when I couldn't stand alone anymore.
Without either one of those amazing women ... I wouldn't be the person I am today!
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   Posted 3/20/2009 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   

The person I admire most is my husband as he is my rock and he helps me get through each day and yet does not do for me as more encourages me to keep on fighting the depression and anxiety.

He will hold me when I am sad and laugh with me when I am happy.  He has brought home the new puppy and is doing all the puppy cares in the hope of giving me back a best friend to take for walks and to have with me when I am home alone.

He is one in a million.  I am truly blessed.

Another person that has been an inspriation to me and I could not post this without mentioning her is our own Lyn or Big Sis to me. She has been through so much in her life and yet she is always there even when she is suffering in great pain.  Love you my  mentor, my sister, my friend.


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