Admiration, defined by Merriam-Webster, means a feeling of great respect and approval. When one admires someone, it is usually because they like what that person is about or has accomplished. When I was asked who I admired, the answer was easy. The person I admire most would be, hands down, my grandmother and by the end of this essay, I hope you can truly understand why she is the strongest and the most amazing human being I’ve ever met. My grandmother, Ella, was born to an impoverished family of thirteen children, in Nuevo Leon, Mexico in the year of 1942. Her parents didn’t have a job, so as one could imagine, it was extremely hard growing up. Her parents were constantly bickering, like “perros y gatos,” she said. “We didn’t have anything… hardly anything,” she said. “I had one pair of shoes for the year. I just wanted to grow up, get out, and look for something better. I prayed on it and God delivered,” she said. In 1948, her family moved to Tamaulipas, where her father got a job at a fabric company as a washer, “… it was easier,” she says. In 1949, she started school, but dropped out in the third grade. She dropped out because there was “no clothes or shoes to go” and she wanted to help her mother at home. In 1955, she got her first job as a cashier, earning about 50 pesos a week, which was around eight American dollars at the time. With the money Ella was making and the money her father was bringing home, it was still hard to afford food because there were so many of them. In 1960, at the age of eighteen, Ella moved to Harlingen, Texas. She got a job as a maid and housekeeper to a white family, who treated her well. She got paid fifteen dollars a week, working a 7-7 shift, until Sunday when it was 7-1. The next year at a dance in San Benito, Ella met, who would soon become her husband, Rodolfo. They quickly hit it off after he picked her out of many women in the dance hall. Rodolfo and Ella dated for three weeks and when he could wait no longer, he proposed. On May 18th of 1961, Ella’s life was changed forever. Rodolfo made Ella quit her job and brought her to Rio Hondo, where they lived for four years while he owned a service shop. In 1963, they started a family and she says they had no problem providing
In my opinion a hero is someone you can look up to, and depend on throughout your life and follow their footsteps. I would have to say my sister has been my hero throughout my life. If it wasn’t for my sister I wouldn’t be who I am today. My sister has always been there for me when I needed her the most. I can always go to her for anything that’s on my mind or that I’m struggling with. My sister and I have always been close through everything. If it wasn’t for my sister I wouldn’t be as strong as…
My hero is one that is very close to me. My hero is the person that gave birth to me. My hero is my mother. I chose my mom as my hero because to me that is what she is and more. My mom is literally the backbone in the family. She takes care of everything in the family and around the house. Before I began to drive my mom would take me everywhere. My mother like many others has been to the moon and back just to help me. She is such a kind person, she gives me advice about anything, she is…
Bruce Alton Evans, my grandfather, was the most important person in my life. He inspired me to do many things in my life. He made me realize many things about how one should make it through life happy. Bruce Alton Evans is my hero.
When I was young my dream was to play Major League Baseball, everyone always told me that I would never make it that far. However my grandfather always told me that I have what it takes to play at that level…
Dictionary.com stated that, a hero is a person who is of distinguished courage or ability, admired for their brave deeds and noble qualities or a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal. The little things you do could make a huge difference for somebody else. When someone is being bullied but is too scared to tell an adult, instead of being a bystander you can tell an adult and help that person in way…
Everyone has someone who has had some sort of impact on their life, whether it is a positive or negative. This person may have the ability to influence someone’s character and significantly affect one’s life. Everyone has someone they look up to, learn things from, and may even consider their hero. My mother has had a very large, positive impact on my life and has helped mold me into the woman I am today.
My mother found out she was pregnant…
My Tragic Hero
Lillian "Nawnee" Green was a grandmother to me. She helped my mother raise me. Every event, birthday party, or graduation, she was there. My Nawnee was everything to me. There wasn't a day that went by that I wasn't at her house. We weren't related by blood, but she has been in my life since I was a baby. She helped everyone with their problems. Every hero as their own problem, despite her flaws she was a supportive, helpful and funny lady. Others disagreed and said, “That she was…
The summer between my 8th and 9th grade year my mom told me that I would be getting a new Sunday school teacher. I was very anxious and skeptical about this, but also very excited. Her name was , and little did I know she would make a huge impact on my life.
Looking back on the first day I meet I realized that my life has changed so much because of her. The first day taught us she told us her testimony, how she was a good kid never really did anything bad but didn’t have jesus in here life. I…
President Barack Obama's Legacy
President Barack Obama is definitely to be admired; he is the first African-American president of the United States. Obama will be remembered as a president who made the changes he could with the administration he was given. I admire him because Obama was able to organize Obama Care (PPACA) for the American people, pull our troops out of Iraq and plan to protect our environment, things that our American leaders have been striving…
What is a hero?
What is a hero? Personally, I think everyone has a different way to imagine or describe what is a real hero. For someone, a hero is someone who has courage and an athletic body, for others their hero are simply their old brother, their teachers or their best friend . But of course, when we are describing one of them their some common values who makes a person not just a good human being but a hero as well. In this essay I will explain to you, in my opinion, what make a…
10 April 2015
My Personal Hero
Christopher Reeve once said, “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” Notably, this quote has been considered to be the “heart” of heroism for many others including myself. For example, soldiers, firefighters, policemen, and many others are the ones we consider as heroes because they all made a difference in other’s lives, and always put others before themselves…