There are 3 people I admire the most, for very different reasons.
1. My Daughter--She has grown up to be a strong but kind hearted woman, she helps those who need her and is a wonderful friend to everyone. Her sense of loyalty and faithfulness is to be admired and looked up to...She is a wife, mother and freshman in college. I admire her heart, her strength and her perseverance. I have learned so much from her!
2. Johnny Cash (& June)--He grew up as a poor, tortured teen...dealt with the death of his brother and scorn of his father but stayed true to his dreams and his ambitions in life. He became an addict and went through a dark and tortured time then met and married his soul mate. He backed off the drugs, got back to his spiritual roots, became a father to his children and hers and used his demons and experiences in his songs...to help others to get through their demons and hard times as well. He stood up for everything he believed in, had a love that lasted a lifetime and was an example to everyone facing life with addictions and turmoil. And his wife June Carter...she had a love stronger than the addiction and was lucky, stubborn and believed in them enough to conquer the torment.
3. Ashley Fiolek--She is the top professional woman motocross racer. A small, girl who loves riding her motorcycle, she does not know what it means to give up, give in or to be handicapped and at a disadvantage in a sport that is one of the toughest physical sports out there. She is deaf and she is also the first female to get a factory sponsorship, to try the back flip at the X-games and to bring the WMA to professional standards and race times with the Nationals. What an example for women everywhere!!!