Who’s your personal hero? Who’s protected you physically? Who inspires you to be a better version of yourself? One of my heroes has never been in a situation to do the former, although I’m sure she would. I can’t count the times my personal hero inspired me and taught me that love always wins.
I met Gail in 1998, on the day before my parents’ funeral. The daughter-in-law of my mom’s best friend, she didn’t know my parents well, but wanted to help. Her two boys were the same ages as my boys, two and four. She offered to provide childcare, whenever we needed it.