A Woman Who I AdmireBy Benjamin Sweeney

Over half of the people in the world are women. There are so many women who I admire, including my two grandmothers, my teacher, and my aunts. There is one special woman who I admire most. That special woman is my mom, Deborah Sweeney. Some of the reasons I admire my mom include her intelligence, her kindness, her hard work and her great attitude.

My mom is a very smart person. She helps me with my homework when I am having trouble with it. My mom also helps me with my after school class, Kumon. Even though the questions that she helps with are hard, she makes it look easy. My mom also went to great colleges including UC Irvine and Pepperdine and she owns a big company.

My mother is a kind person. She is kind to her friends, our family and all of her employees. She is especially kind to my brother, my dad, and me. My mom holds doors for people, and they are always surprised.  She smiles at almost everyone, which means we’re stuck for a long time at the market or at Coffee Bean or wherever we go.  She’s friendly, so people talk to us all the time.

My mom is a working mom, but I don’t really notice it because she is always with me. It is neat because my mom and dad include me in work discussions. Sometimes, I feel like a mini-entrepreneur. It’s great that my mom is an entrepreneur, so she can manage her work hours.  She has flexibility and can spend a lot of time with me and my brother, Christopher.

My mom has a great attitude and is my biggest cheerleader.  She cheers for me when I try out for things, when I am doing a performance and for all of my sports teams.  She used to be a cheerleader in college, so she is always the loudest on the court or field.  Sometimes that’s good and sometimes it’s not so good.  On occasion, I even have to tell her to be less cheerful. Let’s leave it at that.

It’s pretty neat to have women in your life that you admire. It is especially wonderful to have a woman who I admire who lives in my house. I see her every morning when I wake up, every night when I got to sleep, and a lot of time in between. I feel fortunate that I admire my mom!