Sunday, May 08, 2011

Tip#454: Is Your Mom A Superhero? - The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio

My Mom is a superhero! I created my Motivatorman title for my professional speaking services because I have a passion for superheroes. I absolutely loved my superhero comics growing up! I loved my Marvel Comics like X-Men, Spider-Man and The Avengers while from the DC Universe, Batman, Superman and Green Lantern. Little did I know at the time that my mother was a real-life superhero!

My Mom, along with my Dad, FULLY encouraged ALL my creative talents in art, music and film-making growing up. She cheered me on when I gave my valedictorian speech in high school. She celebrated with me when I opened my own business. And she was there for me 100% during my intense collapse of my finances last year and helped me pack my remaining belongings as I lost my home of 15 years.

I remember it was many years ago when I began to recognize my Mom's superhero powers when she was diagnosed with incurable rheumatoid arthritis. It was painful to witness her body breaking down. She refused to accept her condition and miraculously overcame her debilitating condition with acupuncture and other alternative medicines.

Then I truly saw my Mom's strength when she remained strong at the funeral of her Father's passing and then, without warning, her husband would die 2 months later. My Dad's passing was just before Christmas. My Mom's resilience and perseverance was truly of epic proportions during this dark time for us all.


The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio 2005

Based on a true story, the movie The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio is about housewife Evelyn Ryan (Julianne Moore) who helps support her family of 10 children by winning entries in jingle-writing contests. Evelyn displays amazing optimism and resilience during her financial challenges in the 1950's and 60's. Her strength was inspiring to see over the years of her story. See: movie trailer

I was surprised to have discovered this DVD in a clearance bin and had never heard of this glorious gem of a movie. Seeing Evelyn have fun writing her jingles and loving her family had me thinking about my own Mom throughout the entire film. This movie hero not only inspired me deeply it helped me appreciate my own Mom on even higher levels. And since she reads my blogs, I want the world to hear me say "I LOVE YOU MOM WITH ALL MY HEART! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!"

Is your Mom a superhero too?

What is something amazing or SUPER about your Mom? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below OR click on the blog title above and scroll to bottom.

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