The Hero in My Life Essay

927 Words Nov 2nd, 2010 4 Pages
What makes someone a hero? Is it their ability to put others first? Is it their bravery? I believe a hero to me is someone who goes above and beyond or isn’t satisfied with being average. A hero is someone who puts their own life at risk in order to save someone else. A hero is also someone who knows what matters in life and doesn’t let that slip through their fingers. A hero is someone who is determined to do the right thing and make sure others are doing the right thing. The hero in my life is my dad. He’s a hero because he’s courageous, determined, and always puts his family first. My dad is courageous because he was apart of September 11th.For those of you who don’t know what happened on September 11th, it was the day the twin tower …show more content…
My dad is always determined to push my sisters and me to do our best. He taught us that school comes first and that without it we’ll go no where. If we don’t have A’s and B’s we lose our phone, car and we are grounded till we get our grades up. Also my dad would give us a dollar for every hundred we got on a test; which pushed us to do our best because that and chores were the only way to make money and who wants to do chores? Lastly, he was determined to teach us that friends come and go but family will always stay. He emphasized this on us because he didn’t want us to choose other people over our family. Family members are the only people who love you for you and don’t judge you because you made a bad decision. My dad’s determination pushes us to be the best we can, and for that he is my hero. Last, and most importantly, my dad puts our family first. My dad always makes sure we have family time. We spend as much time together because you never know when it will be the last time. Our family is so close that we tell everyone everything and can trust they will keep it in the family. My dad is a joker and always keeps smiles on our faces because seeing us down hurts him. My father tells all of the boys that come and go in our lives that if they hurt us he will hurt them. My dad knows how to keep his work and family life separate, but would always choose

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