Tyler brought this paper home the other day and I want to share it with you. When he shocked me a while back with the thought of moving in with his dad I immediately thought that he doesn't appreciate me or the sacrifices I make for him. More than one friend told me that kids can't appreciate their parents until they are much older, looking back. Here is what he wrote, now remember he is 12 (too close to 13) so his writing is still very kid-like.
MY EVERYDAY HERO
Christopher Reeves once said, "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." My everyday hero is my mom. She is a very uplifting person that makes me happy. My mom and I are trying to do things together because we are so busy, and I never get home until 4:00. I have lots of homework that I have to get done before we can do anything together, and by the time we get to do that it is almost time to go to bed. She is very loving and giving to me and others. She helps PTO and watches us play soccer, and does cleaning and other things.
My mom is helpful at my school and my sisters school, she is helping me get to Boston and her as well. She helps my sister by being on the PTO to plan things for the students. She helps people at work and around the world. She helps people that are not able to do things.
She gives things to people that are in need of something. Like jump rope for hearts, hats for kids with cancer and other things.
My mom helps me if I'm in a very bad mood. My mom likes doing things with me. She loves figuring out if I'm not wanting to talk to anyone other than her. She loves helping me and other people over things that are very hard. She loves talking to people without being afraid of saying anything to anyone.
Henry Miller said, "The ordinary mam is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference." That is why I chose my mom. Because she tries to hang out with me as much as she can. I chose her because she is the one who will listen to me more than anyone else.