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Neither saintly nor sinless; just human.

by favepeep on May 10, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


I never thought of my mother as a saint. Although I looked up to her then and often emulate her now, she was not perfect. She was a complicated, fascinating and wonderfully flawed individual. And she was my mom.

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