posted on May, 24 2020 @ 06:38 PM
Thanks for posting, S&F. My heroes are my husband, my parents, and all those working so hard to provide essential services during this pandemic.
My husband is in a nursing home after suffering a stroke in February. He is one of the strongest people I know. We had been together 32 years, so
it’s been a very difficult adjustment for me. I can’t imagine how he’s feeling. But I talk to him on the phone a lot, and he has been such an
inspiration to me. He taught me so much, and has made me a better person. I feel like I can be okay because of him.
My Mom got polio when she was two years old. This was about a decade before they came up with a vaccine. She was told she would never marry, drive, or
have children. Well, she proved everyone wrong on all three counts and then some! She even rode a bicycle for awhile. She never let anyone tell her
she couldn’t do something. She would always show them they were wrong. My Dad is such a wonderful strong presence. He had a massive heart attack in
1988 and was one of the few people at that time to have quintuple bypass heart surgery. He was in really bad shape, and we didn’t know if he’d
make it through Christmas that year. He’s still around and still as cantankerous and sarcastic as ever.
My parents and my two sisters have been there for me through all these stressors. I love them a lot, and am so glad I have such a wonderful family.