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My husband, my hero

Posted Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at 4:10 PM

So many of you have either called me or e-mailed me and have asked when my husband is going to be my hero. My husband, Collin, is my hero every day. Perhaps the poem below willlet you know how I feel about my wonderful husband. I wrote this poem many years ago and it is still true today.

My Collin

My Collin is quite a unique man

And most people - well, he

They just don't quite understand.

He's a kind man, with eyes of blue

And to me, he's promised to always be true.

He writes me love notes

On the mirrow with my lipstick.

And then sometimes with me

A fight he will pick.

He works hard

And an honest man is he

So that he can make my life

As joyful as can be.

I love this giant of a man

With all my heart

And I must say

I have from the very start.

My problems with him I can share

When it seems no one else can really care.

My life without him so empty would be

So thank you, God

For giving him to me.

Let me say further that my husband is my biggest supporter and fan. No matter what endeavor I take on, and there have been many, he is always there to do whatever he can to help and support me. He loves Kathleen's Korner and e-mails it all over the United States.

Those of you who know him, know he has several health problems. But he still works harder than many people who have no health issues. I admire him very much for his care and concern about his clients and making sure their needs are taken care of even through his illness. I watch him work many nights until the wee hours of the morning taking care of his clients' problems and situations. He is so good at his work that most of his clients are his best friends. This says a lot about someone who deals with the public. Of course, we all know that none of us can please everyone. But, I must say he tries very hard and goes to great lengths to make certain their needs are met.

So yes, myhusband is not only my hero, but also my best friend, mentor and sweetheart. I not only love him, but I like him and more importantly, I respect him. My hat is off to him.

Remember, you could be my next hero.

Don't forget to blog with me on the Daily Statesman web site or e-mail me at kdover28@gmail.com. Again, thanks to all of you who are e-mailing and calling me or stopping me when you see me to let me know you are enjoying Kathleen's Korner.

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Wow! You made me cry a little bit. I love and respect that guy too. After all--he's my brother.

You are doing an outstanding job with your stories. Why'd you wait so long to do this?

-- Posted by RED HAT MARY on Wed, Apr 7, 2010, at 4:50 AM

It's wonderful to read stories such as yours. Away from the hateful politics of today. Cheers and blessings to your family. Keep writing and we'll keep reading.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Wed, Apr 7, 2010, at 7:08 AM

Great to see some one giving credit to another person, it is great that her spouse is that other person. And I am blessed with my husband being my hero as well--June 26 we will be married 46 years. Lift up families sounds like a good trend. Thanks for your corner. This was the first time I ever read it,but it won't be the last.

-- Posted by doris on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 11:44 PM

Thank you for the blogs. I am so happy that you are enjoying Kathleen's Korner. I am getting so many e-mails, phone calls and people just stopping me when I am out to tell me how much they are enjoying the Korner. If I can lift someone's spirits for just a moment that is what it is all about. The column comes out in the Sunday edition on the third and fourth Sundays of each month. As of right now you can pick up all the past ones from when I started in January, on the Statesman website.


-- Posted by kd5475 on Sat, Apr 10, 2010, at 9:02 PM

It is great to see someone who loves their spouse.

My wife is everything to me.

-- Posted by mythought on Tue, May 4, 2010, at 10:40 AM

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Kathleen is a resident of Dexter. She was born in Indiana, but her parents moved their family back to the Dexter area when she was three. Other than three years she and her husband, Collin, lived in St. Charles, Mo. and ten years in Birmingham, Alabama, she has spent her life in Dexter. As you can tell, Kathleen is a people person and believes in giving credit to whom credit is due. Thus, the reason for her hero/heroine column every other week in Kathleen's Korner. As you can tell, she also like to have fun, most of the time at her own expense. Kathleen (Grubbs) is a 1964 graduate of Dexter High School and invites her friends to her "Korner."
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