My hero is patient. He walks through life with life with a big smile on his face. A smile worth commenting on. Almost as if he has nothing to worry about.
My hero is a positive person. He will infect you with his positivity. I know because he has done this for me. He knows things will work out. “I don’t go places with an expectation,” he says, “that way I’m never disappointed.” And when treatments begin to affect him and he can’t get to something, he takes a little nap. “It’s ok,” he says, “I’ll feel better soon.”
My hero can do just about anything. He can replace the brakes on your car, solve electrical and plumbing problems in your home, install new flooring in your kitchen, and get a campfire going in a flash. If you need help with anything, he is your guy! No problem is too big or too small.
My hero has cancer. He has battled it for nearly 4 years. His surgery in that first year was the toughest thing he ever had to get through. It “knocked him for a loop!” He was patient, though, while he waited for his body to be strong again. He stayed positive, “I’m going to get better!” always his retort when I worried. He faces the challenges this disease poses with a “can do” attitude, navigating chemotherapy, immunotherapy, Ct scans, and even back surgery. And always he lets me in, allows me to participate in this journey of his, because together we are strong.
Hug someone right now in your thoughts. Hug your hero. List their qualities in your mind. Embrace their strengths. Look up at what they embody and smile because you value them.
My husband, my hero. He has taught me so much in our nearly 38 years of marriage. Because of him I am stronger, and calmer, and kinder, and smarter. He reminds me every day to go along with the flow because things are going to be all right.
I’m proud, always, of my hero.