Thankful Thursday: Heroes for Today

Growing up I idolized my dad.  I loved to help him work on the car and go to the hardware store with him.  I wanted to be just like him.

Then around 11 I discovered teeny-bopper pop icons and their posters went up like wallpaper around my room.  I sang their songs, I dressed their dress.  I wanted to be just like them.

By high school, my love of reading took over and my favorite authors became the object of my fixation.  Their words took me away and banished the teenage angst.  “I want to be just like them when I grow up”

Now that I’m in my 30’s,  I’m not a pop music sensation, or an famous author.  I’m something even better.  I’m a mom.

And being a mom has allowed me to discover a whole to world.  A world filled with other moms who also blog.  Who share their struggles with being a parent and a wife.  Who bare their souls.  Who use their web voice to confront the demons that haunt them.  Who do what they must to overcome.

And I find myself inspired.  And thankful.  Oh so thankful, I have these women to turn to when things are rough. When I have a bad day.  And when I need to know it’s going to get better.

These women are my my new heroes.  And I want to be just like them.

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3 Responses to Thankful Thursday: Heroes for Today

  • ditto my dear.

  • That is the sweetest thing ever and I feel so honored to be mentioned in your post.

    I feel the exact same way about the moms I have met recently. You guys (girls) are my (only) parenting support system, and I find so much comfort in knowing that I have somebody to turn to any hour of any day.

    Much love, my new friend!


  • Aw shucks. I’m very honored – thank you.
    I feel the same way – I have found so many women in the land of the interwebz that help me know I’m going to be alright. If it weren’t for y’all, I don’t think confronting demons would be quite as fulfilling. Or even possible. Thank YOU.

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