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If you were to ask an elementary school student who his/her hero is, the response would probably be something like Batman, Superman, Spiderman or Wonder Woman and that would be understandable. All those “super heroes” saved someone from the “bad guy,” and kids look up to them for that reason.
If you were to ask a middle or a high school student who his/her hero was, the response might be different. My answer to that question is my mom.
My mom is my hero for many reasons. She has stuck by me through thick and thin and she loves me no matter what I do. She sacrifices to make sure I have everything I need and want.
As a typical teenager, I know I have messed up a lot in the past and will continue to mess up as I learn in life. No matter how many times I mess up, I know that her feelings for me will never change. I know I can go to her for anything, no matter how ridiculous, and she will always be there for me.
I see other people treat their moms like dirt on the bottom of their shoe, and it makes me sick. Yes, my mom and I have had disagreements. I have even told her that I hated her when we were fighting, but, in the end, we know we have each other’s back.
When I am having a bad day and I feel like I’m at the bottom of the world, a simple five-minute conversation with my mom can bring me back to the top. She always knows just what to say. She works so hard to make sure I have a great life, and she doesn’t complain about any of it.
When I need help with something, she is the first one I go to. She never judges and she supports me in everything I do. When I set goals, she helps me achieve whatever it is I set out to do in any way she can. My mom has raised me from birth until now and has never once given up on me. She is one of the few people that have stuck with me through everything.
My mom can always tell when something is wrong, bugs me until I finally tell her and always makes me feel better. Even with two other children to care for, she always makes time for me when I need it. My mom has taught me right from wrong, and I am very grateful for that.
I know there are a lot of kids out there who have to grow up without a mom. I couldn’t imagine how different my life would be if I didn’t have my mom. I’m pretty sure that Batman or Spiderman couldn’t do half of the things my mom has done for me. My mom is not only my hero, she is also my best friend and I love her.
Cheyenne Duke is a senior at Carroll County High School and answered the prompt of ‘Who is your hero?’