Thursday, January 30, 2014

Five Minute Friday's Hero

Five Minute Fridays is about writing for 5 minutes about a subject provided by the host Lisa-Jo Baker. You are to write for 5 minutes only. Don't over-think it. Don't edit it. Then you link up and go follow the person who linked up just before you. So you wait here while I go over and get the prompt.....


Ready, set, go

I have a hero. And I have admired him his entire life. I gave birth to him. He is my youngest son and I am so proud of the man that he has grown to become. He is tall, handsome, and so kind (cough, cough, sometimes he can be a pain in the ass) but he is still my hero.

Here he is as Batman
He has been here with me through thick and through thin. He lives in a town about 50 miles from us and if I need him he is here in under an hour. He is a deputy sheriff so lots of people probably don't see him as a hero.
At his law enforcement graduation with his daughter

Paige and Justin

Love this photo!
Because he wears his cape under his uniform. And he doesn't show the bad guys any mercy. But for his mom he is sweet, kind, gentle, and gives me that kick in the butt I need to quit feeling sorry for myself. To pick myself back up and get back to life again. 

He is a father figure to his brother's kids. The ones who live with us. The brother who abandoned his kids. And they look up to him like he is the 'man of steal.' And he is! He has a daughter who worships him and an ex-wife who considers him her best friend. Now that is a true hero.

He helps those who are down on their luck. And gives encouraging words to those who need them. And I bet every 'decent' criminal (if there is such a thing) that he hauls off to jail gets some words that hopefully will help to turn their lives around. My son is my hero.

Justin and Trina
We love her too!



  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Wendy! He is my hero and has helped so much with this care-giving journey that I am reluctantly taking. I hate to think where I would be without him to lean on.

  2. He certainly is a hero, Paula. It's clear what a good man he is and how proud you are of him. He musta had an awfully good mama to turn out so well! Congrats!

    1. I don't know about that Holly. I raised his brother too. And that is a whole 'nother story!

  3. Beautiful, Paula .... I hope he has an opportunity to read this!

    PS - My imagination perhaps, but I think he looks a LOT like his momma; particularly the eyes?

    1. I don't know if he reads my blog. But, yes, we have been told he looks a lot like me!

  4. What a wonderful tribute. I have always looked at police officers with respect (yes, even when getting tickets). For the most part, they are there to make the world a better place. Definitely a hero!!

    1. Thank you Cristy! I hate it when the people who are complaining the most about police officers are the ones who have broken the laws. Police officers are so much more than the 'bad' guy who is writing you a tickets. They also place themselves in danger everyday to keep us safe.


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