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Cleo K. Hathaway, June 2, 1925 to March 3, 2010
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evillinn From: evillinn Date: March 4th, 2010 06:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm so sorry, hon. I'm sorry for your loss, but so glad that you had him in your life, and so grateful that you were able to be with him lately.

In the spirit of heroes...

Cliche as it may be, my mom is my hero. She was dealt a pretty crappy hand as a child, and fought against the residual effects of that through her adolescence and young adulthood.
She had me at 22 and worked hard to provide me with a good home. She reveled in my joy and taught me that I was valuable and capable. And while I am grateful for this selfishly, what makes her my hero is that she believes this about every child she meets.
She has always been, and continues to be bold in unexpected ways. She's kind and gentle and patient. Despite the odds she's faced, her internal compass continues to point her towards joy and kindness.

Thank you for asking about this and bringing the importance of this to the forefront. I think to raise the discussion and notion of our personal heroes is a remarkable way to honor one that has passed.

Lots of love to you, Phil.
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