Who's the person you admire the most

  1. Who's the person you admire the most in your life and why?
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    My dh...hands-down. It's easy. he is arguably the most honest and forthright person I have ever met. And he supports me in whatever I do..believes in me. And he loves our kids beyond words. How can I top that?
  4. by   ageless
    My father...I have never heard him say a harsh word about anyone. He set an wonderful example for me as a child and still does today even at his young age of 87. I only wish I could emulate half of the goodness he has given his family and community.
  5. by   Brownms46
    The person I admire most is my daughter..:kiss.

    She is honest to a fault, sensitive, caring, always honored her mom, pays her bills on time, refuses to have sex outside of marriage, works hard no matter the job pays, exercises her right to vote, doesn't smoke, drink, or do drugs! She constantly looks after her mom...is generous to her friends, polite to all, doesn't have a mean bone in her body,obeys all the laws, never missed school, and gets excellent grades!

    Wonder how I got the priviledge of being her mom..and as she says her best friend!
  6. by   live4today
    The person I admire the most in my life is JESUS.

    I admire Him the most because ALL human beings FAIL one another at one time or another in their lives. JESUS never fails His own....sticks by His own through thick and thin....never puts us down...always lifts us up...never stops loving us no matter what we do or say...never says "He's too tired to be here for us...never shows prejudice or hatred towards mankind....is always forgiving....always compassionate...always loving...always a CONSTANT in my life...the only TRUE FRIEND I have ever had...or will ever have...therefore.....that makes Him the one I most admire. :kiss
  7. by   studentOH
    My boyfriend...able to look a fatal disease in the face and tell it to f*@$ off. And a bunch of other stuff .

    brian
  8. by   Mkue
    Probably my Mom because she went back to college in her 30's and became a teacher with 6 kids at home. She volunteers her time for meals on wheels, gives communion to shut ins, she now baby-sits Twins for one of my sisters. She has boundless energy.. she organizes Bible school at her church..

    We call her Mrs. Doubtfire, because she is there when we need her
    Last edit by mkue on Sep 10, '02
  9. by   karenelizabeth
    she has always been there for me (and others,)

    She has shown me how to give and not expect in return, to love unconditionally, and how if you let someone you love go they choose to come back (knowing my grandmother I think these qualities came from her initially).

    She never forces her ideas or thourghts on to me or my brother, (knew my Dad disliked my ex, totally shocked to find my Mum did too, I know she would like grand kids but it is other people who put on the pressure and make comments to me and my brother and his partner this makes me mad)

    She lets us make our own mistakes and is there (and just there ) when we need help not I told you so in sight.

    I know I could go to her with anything and get support and advice (but only if asked for) she never acts shocked of suprised.

    She has overcome personal illness with dignaty and dogged determination.

    She is just the best (hope she doesn't read this she'll get really embaraced she's also very modist)
  10. by   sunnygirl272
    my mom...

    my father died of lung cancer 20 yrs ago, when i was 10...it has been just mom&i since...(she did date at one point but never anyone good enough to meet me) anyway..she went back to school and got her lpn when i was in middle school..then did a bridge program and got her rn...she has worked 3-11 as a float in our local hospital, fulltime, ever since she did her 1 yr in medsurg right after school...the only times she has had any lengthy breaks was 1) when she broke her arm, at work, slipped on a thermometer probe cover...and then 2) 6 yrs ago she had some time off after her cardiac arrest, well VFibactually, was again at work when it happened...almost went home that night as they were overstaffed/census was down and she had things to do at home...luckily they needed to keep an rn float and let the lpn float go home,...anyway, that happened like may-ish of that year...she had her cabga and aicd, then went back to work parttime that fall, and was back to fulltime by the end of that year. she has always been there for me. we have avery close relationship. my teenage years were hell. wasn't a bad kid, just exceptionally moody and prone to fits of *****iness...i am actually nominating my mom for the "hall of fame" for the nursing program through which she got her lpn...same one i went through about 15 yrs later.
  11. by   jnette
    Mother Theresa.
    GIVE, GIVE, GIVE.
    Never complained, never whined. No matter what the circumstances. no matter what the living conditions.
    Food or no food. Rain or shine. Sleep or no sleep.
    Give, give, give. Never asked for a thing in return.
    A woman of pure heart. May she rest in peace.
    Can't wait to meet her someday !
  12. by   RNforLongTime
    Well, I admire my mother. Her name is Karen. She did a heck of a good job raising my brother, sister and I. She went to beauty college 13 years after high school and is the only person who has ever cut my hair. I don't know WHAT I'll do when she isn't able to cut my hair anymore.

    She volunteers at her church. She's a member of the Board of Trustee's and recently "retired" after serving as co-leader of the Youth Group for 7 years. My Mom is always doing nice things for other people and I admire her for it when there's a whole lot of greedy people out there.

    She's gotten me out of more than one tight spot in my life. When I turned the "dreaded" 30 yrs old a few weeks ago, I got her a present for giveing me life. The card I got at the Hallmark store brought tears to her eyes.

    She won't read this but I just want to let my mom know how much I love her!
  13. by   deespoohbear
    Actually, there are three people in my life who are the tops of my list.

    First, my husband. He is the best husband, father, lover, friend, companion I could have ever asked for. I can't imagine my life without him. He is kind, giving, compassionate, loving, and good to the core. My life is truly blessed by being his wife.

    My parents. Even though my Mom and I have not always had the best relationship my parents have always been good and kind to me. My Dad is tops. He would give you the shirt off his back. Even though my parents are three hundred miles away from me I know they will be here in a heartbeat if we need them. When my MIL died in March, my folks were up here in 6 hours to help out with the kids and be supportive. That meant so much to me and my husband. To my parents, and especially my Dad me and my brother and sister will always be his "babies."

    My mother-in-law. What a remarkable woman. She raised 7 kids, helped her husband run the family dairy farm, take care of two aging adults and be a faithful friend, mother, grandmother, sister, Christian. She took everyone of us in-laws in like we were her own children. She had incredible patience and wisdom. She was part of my life for 13 years and made an impact that will last a lifetime. I was honored and privledged to know her and her death has left a hole in my heart that will never be filled.

    What a neat thread.
  14. by   DebsZoo
    originally posted by sleepyeyes
    who's the person you admire the most in your life and why?
    i admire my mother the most of anyone i know.
    she has overcome so very many obstacles in her life, and is still going strong at 62.
    she had a lousy childhood......w/abuse and very little love, married my bio father at 16, just to find out he has a pedophile and a cheater, raised my brother and me for 5 years alone, before marrying my dad (step, i know, but never refer to him that way).
    she raised us to be honest, loving, and to love the lord.

    she lives with depression daily, getting up, going to work, despite everything. she is such a gifted woman. she is the most wonderful home health aide i have ever known..........and those that she works with agree.......they never want to lose her.........her employers also realize she is a special lady, and do wonderful things for her.
    she is the reason i have gone back to school.
    she is the reason i can get through anything.........because of her life, and her gift to us, of faith............
    thank you mom...................

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