My Mom, a True Hero Essay

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My Mom, a True Hero

You may not realize it, but you may already be someone’s role model, someone’s hero. It’s such an amazing concept. Stop and think for just a moment about those around you. This ability to influence others is extraordinary and yet it can be so easily misused. Mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, anyone can be a hero. Young or old, male or female, heroism has no prerequisites. Heroism amounts to more than just saying and believing in certain ideas. It is only through action that heroes emerge. I say this as a means to understanding the true traits of a hero. While there are those who preach of wonderful things, it is the hero who goes out and accomplishes the extraordinary. Firefighters are heroes.
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Gomez, not having much money, had no choice but to use a court appointed attorney. This did not bode well for her. Even though I believed Linda to be the appropriate choice for custody, her lawyer dropped the ball and allowed the husband to walk out of court with the children. I witnessed first-hand her disappointment with the ruling. Tears of sadness ran down her face and drove me to tears of my own. Up until that point, these 4 children had meant everything to her, and to suddenly have them stolen right out of her arms was unbearable.

Faced with the realization that she no longer had her children, Ms. Gomez took on a second job and sold many of her possessions to obtain the service of a private attorney for use in a second custody hearing. Even though this meant working seventy to eighty hours a week, she felt the end result would truly justify the means. With this new attorney by her side, a reversal of fortune occurred when the court returned custody of the children to their mother. This time with tears of joy instead of tears of sadness, Ms. Gomez proudly took her children home. I remember speaking with her after her victory, and I remember seeing this sparkle in her eyes that hadn’t been there since before the first court ruling. She never gave up hope and fought long and hard for a just cause and gained back what she cherished most.

Now that she had finally regained her four children, Ms. Gomez

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