Heroes. They abound in literature and mythology. However, they also abound in each of our lives although we may not realize it. Yes, some of you are automatically going to think of firefighters, cops, doctos and such but that is not who I am talking about. A hero is defined in several ways but the one that stands out to me is this one below:

A man admired for his achievements and noble qualities.

I would change that to say: a person admired for their achievements and noble qualities.

My hero lives in my home. She sleeps in a room with princess decals on the wall and in a pink princess bed. She is only 33 inches tall and 33 pounds and 3.5 years old but in my eyes she’s so much more.

Kasey is my hero. Sure, she hasn’t fought any fires or anything, but she has taught me so much. She never complains. She never whines about the hand she has been dealt in life. She is oblivious to the fact that she is not “normal.”  I honestly do not think that I could go through some of the things she has had to do. She shows me every day that I have a lot to learn. She is so brave and I’m not sure where I would be in life without her.

There are some other blogs out there that hilight other heroes. Two particular ones stand out to me. 

This is one of my favorite blogs simply because I hope that someday my daughter is like Katie. I look at pictures of her and it really makes me wonder what Kasey is going to be like when she’s 8. Will be as strong an advocate? Will she do wheelchair sports? Will she do so many fun things even when others are saying she can’t?

Then there are the parents… they are heroes too. Heroes to their children and to some other parents as well. They advocate for their children and for the needs their children have.

This is the blog of one such parent. Dana Neider is one of the most amazing mothers whose blog I’ve read. Definitely read it!

My question is- do any of you have a hero? Not the typical kind but a hero like Kasey? A child who is strong, brave and makes some adults feel like they have so much to learn. A mother or father who advocates so strongly for their child and pushes them to be their best no matter what and that there is nothing they cannot do! If you do, let that hero know how much love them, admire them and appreciate them! Let them know because they may not realize exactly how awesome they are!