my local heroes.

my dear friend, fredrik, playing solo. (blackbyrd)

before i’m off to bed, i needed to write down something rolling around in my head…

after working tonight and being in the presence of some wonderful people, i just felt compelled to mention that i do not take for granted the music, kindness, love, laughter, support, encouragement, and friendships that surround me. i am one lucky girl. and to all of you in my life, know that you all are truly loved for simply being who you are.

i am surrounded by so many good, amazing, inspiring people in my life: friends, family, my wife. so amazingly blessed am i.

these people are my heroes. who are your heroes? i’d love to hear!

goodnight, dear ones. peace

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  1. It sounds cliche, but my mother was the most amazing woman I have ever known. As happens, you don’t truly appreciate nor understand what a parent goes through until they’re no longer with you. My mother came from a very hard childhood, had to leave school at 14 to work because her father was so ill. By the end of her life, she had managed to become a real estate broker, took & passed computer courses in her late 50’s, was manager of a very large furniture/carpeting/drapery dept. of a major chain of stores in the US. All with a 7th grade education.

    That would be amazing enough- but she did this after her 1st marriage ended (alcoholic husband), and she was left with 4 young children (he had moved her away from family). From there, another failed marriage & 2 more children. When she finally found her “soul-mate”, I was so happy for her. But fate stepped in & he passed away from a sudden heart-attack.

    With all of this to surmount, and all she accomplished with no support at all- I only now understand it, being in that same situation myself. My mother was one of the few who loved unconditionally. She is my hero! 🙂

    1. what an inspiring person you mother was! thank you so much for sharing this. i am touched by your words, and by your mother’s dedication. a true hero!

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