Thank you, Ginger, for posting a few definitions to help us with this week’s topic. I was sort of floundering trying to think of an angle and right there in your first sentence were the words that inspired me, “someone we know will make us proud in the future".
My grandson Michael has been making me proud since the minute he was born. Everyone who knows me knows how I adore him. I only have one grandson but, honestly, who would need another when that one is Michael. I don’t know what heroic deeds he will perform in the future but I know he will always be a hero to me.
Michael is 16 now and towers over me but he’s never embarrassed to give his granny a hug – and I still go all squishy every time he does!
I think I’m pretty safe in saying Michael is a favourite with all the family. His aunt’s husband honoured him by asking him to be his best man at his wedding when he was only 10 and he performed his duties to perfection. Come on, you have to admit he certainly looks the part!
For a family 70s theme birthday party, he and I went shopping for an outfit for him. If there had been girls his age around I think he would have been their hero!
There are so many things I could tell you about this wonderful boy. He’s smart, respectful, gentle, loving and kind. He’s also loads of fun. One day he asked me if I could remember when he had “attitude” and I told him of a few occasions when he’d been 8 or 9 when he’d adopted a “I’m a cool dude” attitude. He laughed and said he was glad he’d got it out of his system then because he’d look a bit stupid if he did it now. At an age when a lot of other boys think it’s cool to be sloppy and sullen, he’s still a delight.
There’s no way my dog would just lay there and let me inspect his coat but he’s putty in Michael’s hands:
And I know one little girl at least for whom he will always be a Knight in Shining Armour.
To see the heroes of the other FSO team, just go here.