Forgive me as a use this blog to write about something very personal…This past week I have lost a hero to cancer. I began to think what a hero is. A hero is not found in a cape or wearing a mask. A hero is not someone you can never become. A hero is not a mythical person or idea in one’s head.
A hero is someone of the utmost character. A hero is someone who is patient and willing to go through the lowest of lows and the highest of highs. A hero is someone who emulates the person of Christ. A hero is slow to anger and quick to be compassionate. A hero helps mold your character—the very person you are.
Pam Albright was one of those people to me. She was perhaps one of the most—if not THE most—influential person in my life outside of my parents. She was my schoolteacher for 12 years. I literally spent more time with her some weeks than my own parents. She was that hero to me and will forever be missed.
I feel like God took her too soon. I joke around about being envious of this and that, however I’m truly envious of heaven as they have a truly special person. I love you Mrs. Albright and will never forget everything you have instilled in me that has caused me to become the person I am today.