I’ve really been thinking about heroes a lot lately.
What does a hero mean to you?
According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, this is the definition of a hero:
he·ro noun \ˈhir-(ˌ)ō\
: a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities
: a person who is greatly admired
: the chief male character in a story, play, movie, etc.
A person I greatly admire is my Grandma Roginski. She is a hero to me because of her sweet, tender heart for others. She encouraged me to move to Nashville, pursue my dream of working in the music industry and instilled in me to never let go of whatever I wanted. To this day, I thank her. She’s a woman who has been a fighter her whole life. She raised seven children, has 20+ grandchildren and created her own legacy planting seeds in her garden. If you plant a seed, wait patiently for the rains to come, and wait a few days, a minuscule baby green plant will sprout. Before you know it, you have a patch of Cinderella-carriage pumpkins and dreaming fields of marigolds, cucumbers, and radishes. If you close your eyes, you can even envision apple trees a few yards away from the garden, deliciously awaiting to be transformed into apple coogan. On a crisp and cool summer night, the fireflies continue to dance in the lawn and celebrate the remembrance of a wonderful lady. A hero in her daughter’s eyes and a champion gardener. What more could you ask for in a hero?