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Greg Louganis writes moving letter to his late mom: “Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you”

When Greg Louganis did an interview with Barbara Walters in 1995 and spoke for the first time about being gay and about being HIV-positive, one of the most moving parts it was the love he had for his mother, Frances, who adopted him when he was eight months old.

On Mother’s Day, the Olympic legend posted this tribute to his late mom that I think is just beautiful:

Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you. Miss our visits, taking you shopping, going to a special place for a meal, cooking in the kitchen and sharing, those moments calling you to tell you, “ You’ll never guess where I am or who I am with…” trips together, trips apart and sharing those memories. With you I felt loved and protected, with you I felt safe, you are always a part of me, you helped shape me into who I am today. I love you Mom and miss you! You live in my heart and my entire being. You were always stronger than you gave yourself credit for, because you were my strength when I was ready to give up, not by force but by your love. Happy Mother’s Day all! Thinking of my Mom and feeling blessed she chose me. Love, a very grateful son

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