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I read an "ALL ABOUT ME" pamphlet that Anna filled out at school. I was surprised to see that Anna had chosen me as her hero. Note the picture of me - she even colored me wearing an orange outfit. I love it! She wrote:
"My hero is my mom. She sings, cooks, cleans, and is very loving. She knows how to make us happy by loving us, buys us toys, movies, and amazing music. My mom always knows how to make it through the day even though she takes care of me my sister Iryna and my brothers, Keith, Calvin, and Silas. My mom is special and I love her so much."
What a sweet thing to write. It has since occurred to me, more than ever, that I am setting an example for my children. I can be a good example or a bad one - but it's all up to me. I am grateful for Anna's love and support and for the opportunity to be her mother and the mother for the younger four kids. What an awesome responsibility. I am so blessed.