Hero Equals Mom

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Allstate Life Insurance is sponsoring a contest called “Hero Mom” and asking contestants to describe someone they believe to be a Hero Mom.  The words above are what I think of when I hear the word “hero”.  And all of them describe a mother who loves her child.

In my life, the first person who came to mind for me when I heard the words “Hero Mom”, was the birth mother of my daughter.  If you read Kelly’s Lucky You regularly, you know that I’m the adoptive mom to a beautiful, cherished five year old girl.  She is the joy of my life and I am grateful every moment of every day for the gift I have been given.  Rosie’s birth mom has all the characteristics I listed at the beginning of the post.  I can only imagine the strength and courage it took for her to give her child a chance at a better life.  She had to be brave and selfless to make the difficult decision that she did.  Rosie’s birth mother put Rosie’s needs ahead of her own and made a choice to put her with our family who wanted and loved her so very much.  I hope she knows that I think of her as a hero – brave, courageous, selfless, sacrificing, and strong.

One of the Mirriam Webster Dictionary definitions of hero is, “an object of extreme admiration and devotion”.  Who is a Hero Mom in your life that has earned your extreme admiration and devotion?  Moms are often the ones who give their all for their children, taking care of everything from making their lunches to caring for them when they are sick.  I know I hope I can earn the admiration and devotion of my daughter!

A hero doesn’t need to be a soldier, a fire fighter, a policeman or a doctor.  Hmm, but as a mom, I fight for the rights of my child as strong as any soldier.  I put out “fires” and solve crises every day.  I settle squabbles and protect as well as any policeman.  I care for the sick as well as any doctor.  Maybe a mom is a soldier, fire fighter, policeman, doctor, AND hero.

Perhaps you know a heroic mom or see one when you look in the mirror. Share your story and be entered for a chance to win $2,500 cash from Allstate. Plus four runner-ups will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card. *The five finalists will be chosen from the Entries receiving the most votes.  

One of the most important things any mom can do is purchase life insurance. Allstate has been helping to protect families’ futures with a range of life insurance products for over 50 years. To get a quote visit allstate.com/life.


Disclosure: This is post is Sponsored by Allstate. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own. Official Contest Rules


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