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An Everyday Hero Who Makes a Difference is Person to Honor

Updated on November 20, 2011

Marked by Bravery

These everyday heroes are like each one of us, confidently living normal day to day lives.

What qualifies to be a hero? A Soldier comes home after war, as a hero. Those brave men and women who fight injustice are the real war heroes. Dedicating their lives to serve their country.

They definitely deserve recognition for their bravery.

What is a hero?

A hero is defined as a remarkably brave person. Faced with the trials of adversity a hero remains strong.

A person with an impressive strength of character is measured as a hero. Heroes are admired, for their bravery, for their great courage they show others.

Stories of heroism may serve as moral examples to be respected.

The comics illustrate them as super heroes defending moral justice against the villains of the day. These super heroes are characterized with magical powers to defeat the armies with an allegiance. Pledging that good ultimately wins.

Wikipedia defines a hero as someone (male) or heroine (female) as characters who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, display courage and the will for self-sacrifice.

We all need heroes in our life. No story or sacrifice is too great to acknowledge our heroes. Heroes are more than an image, they represent triumph.

What is an everyday hero?

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” - Christopher Reeve, actor

An everyday hero is a person of integrity with a will of compassion to serve others.

A person who demonstrates an honest faith when the odds are stacked against them serves as a hero.

Someone who validates life while in suffering and teaches others to do the same are considered heroes.

Whether we are faced with a sudden illness, or a sudden loss, the strength we exhibit can show the world what we are all about. We all face traumatic events in our life.

Defining ourselves with strength and wisdom, we all have a legacy to leave behind. We are not second class citizens.

Each of us has the opportunity to be great.

The Love Will Go On

Dedicated to a Hero

I met Butch when I was about 10 years old. He and my sister would come home after their date and I would sneak a peek out the window to watch them kiss. When my sister came inside, I pretended to be asleep. She would tell me, "we saw you."  Imagine that!

I vaguely remember when Butch came to our home wearing his uniform, but I do remember how tall he was. And when you are a child of 10, the whole world seems taller.

He made my sister happy and that is what sticks out most from those early days of dating. For the next 35+ years, this tall man continued to make my sister happy.

He stood by her side when they had their only son. When she decided to take a leap of faith and start her own business, he was right there.

When our dear father passed away, he was right by her side. Yes, a tall man indeed. He was firmly a hero in her eyes.

There are men who make their mark on the world by growing up to be sports legends, famous celebrities, inventors, or maybe even the President.

But it is those unsung heroes that are truly missed, the ones who inspire family and friends to be the kings of their court, simply by loving them.

They are the silent ones who make the biggest mark, by the legacy, they leave behind.

The Bible teaches us to love one another and this is the greatest of all things. Butch was loved and he loved back. What greater love than to witness husbands and wives taking care of each other during their trials. My sister watched her beloved slowly slip away. Dying from cancer, she stood by his side, caring for him until his final breathe.

The widow’s walk is a lonely road. Taking each step slowly until the time comes, they passionately long to sneak away. Secretly crying the tears of pain, they walk alone into the days ahead. Vividly recalling the last final moments, they remember their loved one.

We still miss our brother, our father, our husband, the everyday hero we knew as our friend. Yet we do not lose hope, for we have the promise of eternity and we know we will see him again.

This is good news; he lives on in eternity. What a joyful union he must have had to see our loving Savior embrace him and welcome him home.

God will carry us through the tough times and with faith we can press forward each day.

Hearts will go on

He was Her Hero

This story tributes an everyday hero. A hero, who in the face of cancer made a difference in his family, he was my sister’s hero.

An everyday hero in her heart, their love bloomed over time. Spending decades of time together and sharing life as one.

The hero of her life, who made an impression. The love of her life, who validated her existence.

He was an everyday hero.

For true love never dies, it carries on.

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      Peg Cole 7 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      What a beautiful tribute to your sister's husband. You've captured his story so beautifully. Yes, the promise of eternity when we'll see them again. How wonderful. You are awesome for sharing this with us.

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      FaithDream 7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      It is a great honor to cover an article like this. May you find comfort in your faith. Thank you for reading.

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      Dian Ramsey 7 years ago

      Great hub. I know that it is hard, I too have experienced the loss of a great hero in my life. I do however, have the promise of being rejoined with him in heaven and I am waiting for that day. May God Bless you in your loss and may he cover you with his wings of love and protect you and strengthen you as you go through these days.

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      Ginger Cox 7 years ago

      We will always miss you. loved the photos, they are the memories we will remember.

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      julio garcia, bonnie garcia 7 years ago

      love you dale may you rest in peace may god and the heavens protect you.amen