02 October 2010
My Best Friend
There are many different people in my life; they all have a variety of personalities. I admire each one in a different way. When asked to identify the person who has had the most powerful influence on me, the most obvious choice is my mom. There are many different reasons for this choice, but the three that stand out most of all are her considerable heart, her undying faith, and her quirky sense of humor.
My mom’s considerable heart is one of the things that I love most of all about her. She gives so much of her time to others. Whether she is teaching an illiterate person to read or just being that one friend you need to be around, she is always the first person there. Her ability to love people unconditionally is amazing. When I was three years old, I was adopted, and at first sight she enveloped me in love and affection. She never seems to judge people, regardless she accepts people for who they are. She doesn’t use up energy to dislike someone, instead she prays for them. She tells me that you do not have to like what someone is doing, but you should show them kindness anyway.
In addition to her considerable heart, she has an undying faith. Any morning you can find her sitting at the dining room table with her Bible open in front of her and her head bowed in prayer. She puts God first in all that she does. Her faith that God will always provide is unwavering. It is so inspiring to me, the faith that she has.
Finally, she has a quirky sense of humor that will make you laugh, or at least smile, even if you do not want to. Her ability to find humor in everything is uplifting. I remember while growing up it was embarrassing, but looking back I realize that is one of the things that I love most of all about her. Her laugh is contagious, and she is not afraid to use it.
Throughout my life she has been the one constant thing. A lot of times it may have been from...