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            Often heroes are associated with red capes and leaps off of tall buildings. However, my mother has always been and always will be my hero. She has influenced my life in countless ways and I hope that I have some of her characteristics. My mother has the ability to make me feel good about myself even when I am down. She cares for me when I am sick and lets me know that she loves me no matter what. Nobody knows me like my mother does and that is the best feeling in the world.

            As an adult, I look back on my childhood and I see my mother in all of my memories. I don’t remember being a toddler but I love looking at pictures of my mother coloring pictures with me, showing me how to blow bubbles and holding my hand. I remember my mother walking me to my first day of kindergarten and trying not to cry. She let go of my hand but I knew she would be waiting for me when school was over. I remember looking into the stands and seeing her cheer at every single one of my soccer games. She was always there to wash my skinned knees and put band aids on for me. She read me countless stories, made up so many silly songs and took me on great adventures. She would always drop what she was doing to play with me, help me or just sit with me.

            My relationship with my mother has changed over the years but she is still the most important person in my life. Our relationship now is more like a friendship since I am no longer a child. She is still the first person I go to when I need guidance, advice or just a shoulder to cry on. She can be counted on to help me move, embrace my new relationships and listen when I need her. My mother will always be the person I trust the most, look up to the most and want to be with the most. I look forward to many more years of friendship with my wonderful mother and I hope that one day she realizes how important she is to me. Finally, I hope that one day I can be the kind of mother to my children that my mother is to me.

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