Hi Débora - I am just putting the finished piece after Rosamond's corrections above:
We all have someone in our family who we most admire. From my perspective these people are essential for us as we have somebody to look up to. In my case, the person I esteem the most is certainly my grandfather, whose life story inspires me and even helps me to pursue a better life.
He was born in Pouso Alegre, a small village in Minas Gerais, son of an idealist journalist who used to fight alongside the small farmers, against powerful landowners. He used to live happily with his mother and brothers, until the day his dad was murdered. He was just six years old when he started working as a bootblack to help his mother. Life was hard but he never gave up. After a lot of work and dedication he realized his dream and graduated in law in one of the best colleges in the country.
Everyone has dreams but there are few people in the world strong enough to fight for them. Surely, my grandfather is one of this those. Courage, determination and constantly striving are the traces of his strong personality that I most prize. He is smart and extremely confident and it is always a pleasure to hear his life experiences.
I aspire to follow in his footsteps so that I can be a better person and guarantee a successful future for myself.
Now, may I leave a message for her -Rosamond: You were not in the wrong, so do not think that is what everyone on this forum believes. Only that particular thread has been removed. I am happier to read your writings than of the 10,000 others!