I would take down an entire army for my mother. I feel honored to know her and to love her, in spite of our early difficulties. She's super-smart, really witty, has a great sense of humor (sometimes I feel like I'm living with Jerry Stiller lol), and back in the day, she was a slamming dresser. Her sense of style definitely made an impression on us as kids. As we got older, we would wear some of her sweaters and vintage jewelry. I remember a pair of real alligator pumps she had - they were epic. She'd bought them in the 1960s. They were just THAT MUCH too small for me, and I coulda cried a river, they were so slick and sassy.
More importantly, MOST importantly, she also gave me permission, even as a truly traditional lady, to fight back, to stand up for myself, even if that meant taking down the entire establishment in the process. She believed - believes- in me that completely. She told me and sis that she loved and admired our sense of self, and to never let anyone step on us.
Sis and I would absolutely stop bullets in mid-air for her. Nobody messes with our mother.
I actually like ESTJs quite a lot. I find them funny and caring while being tough and take-charge. I admire their Te because I have NONE of it. I admire their ability to express themselves while being concise and interesting (like your travel blog! I really enjoyed that!).
I also think they're adorable when they're in love. lol It's like watching a great queen or king get a little goofy. I watched one ESTJ fall for an ISFP, and it just hit my heart like a train. It was beautiful to me.