Dresses from Shabby Apple

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Somebody's Hero - Happy Mother's Day

Somebody's Hero
by Jamie O'Neal



She's never pulled anyone from a burning building
She's never rocked Central Park to a half a million fans, screaming out her name
She's never hit a shot to win the game
She's never left her footprints on the moon
She's never made a solo hot air balloon ride, around the world,
No, she's just your everyday average girl (but)

She's somebody's hero
A hero to her baby with a skinned up knee
A little kiss is all she needs
The keeper of the cheerios
The voice that brings Snow White to life
Bedtime stories every night
And that smile lets her know
She's somebody's hero

She didn't get a check every week like a nine-to fiver
But she's been a waiter, and a cook and a taxi driver
For twenty years, there at home, until the day her girl was grown
Giving all her love to her was her life's ambition
But now her baby's movin' on, and she'll soon be missin' her
But not today, those are tears of joy runnin' down her face

She's somebody's hero
A hero to her daughter in her wedding dress
She gave her wings to leave the nest
It hurts to let her baby go down the aisle she walks right by
Looks back into her mother's eyes
And that smile lets her know oh oh oh
She's somebody's hero

Thirty years have flown right past
Her daughters' starin' at all the photographs
Of her mother, and she wishes she could be like that
Oh, but she already is

She's somebody's hero
A hero to her mother in a rockin' chair
She runs a brush through her silver hair
The envy of the nursing home
She drops by every afternoon
Feeds her mother with a spoon
And that smile lets her know oh oh
Her mother's smile lets her know oh oh
She's somebody's hero

I just wanted to take this opportunity and tell you all about my mom. I've been staring at a blank page for a long time because how do you even begin to describe a person like my mom? I couldn't have had a better mom, and I couldn't have a better friend. I owe my mom a lot more than I could ever repay. She put my needs before her own. She sacrificed so that I could have. She never gave up on me even when I had given up on myself. She did all of these things whether I deserved them or not. She raised me in a Christian home with moral values. She showed me everyday the unique type of love that only a mother can give.
Mom, you are the best friend I could ever have. You give me the strength I need when I don't have it within myself. The amount of love and support you have always shown me means more to me than I could ever tell you. You always told me that I would turn into you one day. I hope so. There's no one else that I would rather be like. I could never thank you enough for everything that you have done for me. I love you so much, and I thank God that I have been so blessed to have a mother like you! Happy Mother's Day!



  1. Awww love the pictures of you and your mommy :)

  2. This was so sweet that it brought tears to my eyes. What a sweet way to celebrate your Mom. Great pictures of the two of you, too!


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