Heroes are not necessarily perfect people. Take my Mom, for example. We grew up in a home where there was a lot of yelling & screaming fighting between our parents, and a fare bit of screaming at us as well - even from my hero - my Mom. That was hard! But my Mom worked so hard for us. She wanted us to have the things that were missing from her own childhood: a very clean home, nice food prepared for every meal, and the feeling backed up with actions that we were very much valued and loved. My Mom lives alone now, not far from me. Her house is still perfectly clean, and she still lets me know how much I am loved. I may talk about the craziness of my childhood home, and the difficulty brought about by her unpredictable bursts of anger (these don't happen any more), but I always knew how much we were loved. That makes a big difference!
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