Who is the person you look up to the most?

@hdjohnson (2981)
United States
January 31, 2009 10:39am CST
You may have been asked to answer that question as a child, but now as a adult your answer then may have changed, or did it? Do you still admire or look up to the same person you thought was your "HERO" as a young child, or has someone else taken their place since you have gotten wiser and older? Please describe the person you look up to us in your response. If we all know the person, feel free to state their name, or you can opt to NOT leave their name. You are in control of your response. So, let's have fun on the last day of the 1st month for 2009.
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@happymommy3 (2013)
• United States
3 Feb 09
That's a great question. Thinking about it now, my answer has changed from when I was younger. It used to be my parents. They both had jobs, my father worked out of the home and my mother had a daycare at home. They were my inspiration because I seen how well they kept it all together with having full time jobs being active full time with the church while at the same time spending time with us as a family and making us number one priority, no matter how busy they were. They are what keeps me grounded today and wanting to do the same with my family. Things totally changed though when I turned almost 18. They got a divorce and now my father is remarried and my mother got remarried but is now single and living with my brother. I still respect and look up to them for how they raised us, I just realize they strayed away from what was most important. Now, I look up to my brother. He now has aids and he is the most positive person I know today. He goes to work everyday with a smile on his face and is always wanting to accomplish something good in his life. He doesn't live his life in negativity and depression like someone probably would with his disease. He inspires me to be thankful everyday for what I have.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
4 Feb 09
Wow, that is such a touching story, thanks for sharing your experience with us and some personal details about your family.
@djemba (767)
• India
1 Feb 09
I think that would be my dad ...He's always been the person I've looked up to for answers from my childhood and even now...He's my hero as he's guided me through the difficult decisions in my life ..I guess there's no one better who could guide me and no one can replace him ....
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
1 Feb 09
I sort of envy you. I did not know my father all my life. I wanted to get married and have children so that I could be there for my children like no one else has been there for me, except my mom of course. She instilled so truly valuable lessons into me while I was small. Kudos to you and your father, and BTW welcome to mylot! Enjoy the experience.
• Philippines
1 Feb 09
God or Jesus. Our creator, our savior and our lord.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
1 Feb 09
He is the first person to look too isn't he. Thanks for your comment.
• United States
31 Jan 09
When I was growing up, my uncle was my hero because he always was my male role model (my dad was a bad man). After he passed away three years ago, I haven't had a "hero," per se.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
31 Jan 09
It is great that your uncle stepped up to take the role that he knew his brother (your dad) wasn't going to take or decided not to take. For me, my mom raised me, and the person I looked up to then was my 11 year older brother Michael. He passed away a couple of years ago, and now I look up to God. Thanks for sharing, I empathize with your loss of your "HERO". I'm sure he taught you well and that you will become a "hero" to maybe your own kids or someone else's children. Happy mylotting.