Wednesday, April 8, 2009

REAL HERO'S



There are all kinds of hero's out there. Some are "hero's" by the mere fact that the media says so, some are "hero's" in the movies, saving the girl right before the bomb explodes, there are "hero's" that catch or throw a ball well, but I think there needs to be a difference between those being glorified for a moment and the actual hero's that have changed lives for the better.

As I came to a stoplight on the corner of Stewart & Lamb the other day the license plate on the car in front of me caught me off guard, it read "Pearl Harbor Survivor" I looked to see who was driving and noticed an older gentleman sitting in the passenger seat and I knew it was he that had survived. I teared up thinking of this now frail little man having been a young brave soldier who fought to save his military brothers amidst one of the worst events in US history. A bit humbled I thought back on how my Paternal Grandparents both served during WWII and how their service made them hero's!!

My Grandfather while flying a B-24


My Grandmother was a Nurse during WWII

These are the kinds of people that we owe our allegiance to, not the silly celebrities that fill up the t.v screens, not the politicians that talk more than any humans really should, and yet they never really say anything. Not the athletes that are talented, yes, but lack moral character in their private lives.



I know it seems a bit stalker-ish to have taken these, but I couldn't help it!


It's the ones riding in the passenger seat, in plain clothes and no fan fare to call attention to them. The real Hero's are the individuals that aren't seeking fame and fortune for their service, it could be a Mother who spends her days wiping little faces and kissing tears away, maybe it's a Father that wakes every morning and heads off to work in order to provide for his family. Perhaps it's a child that stands up for a friend when the bully's have teased them, or a teacher that spends time after school to help a student struggling to read. These are the true Hero's that live among us, maybe you are the hero, did you ever think of that! Just as my Grandparents were hero's in their generation, maybe that is what we are supposed to be in ours. We each have the ability to save the world for someone, they just might be the ones hanging on your leg or tapping your shoulder for the 10th time calling you Mom. Love to you!

13 comments:

HollySteffen said...

you totally got me crying. you hit it spot on.

Ber said...

Ditto to everything you said, you said it beautifully. If only everyone in this country thought the same way, it would be a more unified country I imagine.

Sarah said...

Such a good post, thanks for the reminder that us mothers are actually worth something. Sometimes it's easy to doubt ourselves. So true about the people that serve our country. They are the ones that do the most (in my opinion) and get the least recognition. Thanks Marylin!

Heather & Greg said...

What a good post, it really got me thinking! I think my heros are the ones pulling on my leg calling me mommy. Dawson saved me from the crazy life of an out of control teenager, and the rest of them keep me in great perspective of the person I really want to be. Even though it is the hardest thing to do at times, it is the most rewarding. I have to agree with you on the actors and actresses and politicians, etc why are they heros, I don't think they have done anything heroic!

Amber said...

I like these words.
Our theme this year for girls camp in "superheros". THanks for sharing! :)

Rob and Michelle said...

I couldn't agree with you more! And I love those pictures of your grandparents. I can even see you in them...really cool!

Liz - Jess said...

I could not agree with you more! I love, love, love this post!!!!! I 100% second everything you said! :-)

Gary and Michelle said...

Hey I'm so glad you found me. That was a good post. Gives us some things to think about.

Jessi McCall said...

That is so sweet of you think about others the way you do! We all should be so observant and sweet.

Shannon said...

Wonderful post. Thanks for sharing it.

Heather B said...

Oh, that was such a sweet post (from a fellow night owl.)
:)

Millisa said...

beautiful post M.

Steph said...

Love that picture! That one needs to be framed in James' room!