On January 22, 2010 Hilary Simone Phillips, of Washington DC passed away. Ms. Phillips was born in Washington DC July 11, 1965 to Hope Phillips of Washington DC and Leslie Phillips of Easton MD. Hilary was employed as a caterer after graduating from University of Maryland and Emerson Preparatory School. Ms. Phillips is survived by her loving parents Hope Phillips of Washington DC and Leslie Phillips of Easton MD, Her Sister Stephanie Condrell (Alex) of Chicago, IL, her nephews Andrew and Jacob Condrell of Chicago, her loving partner of 20 years Patrick L. Kenyon Sr. of Washington DC and their son Patrick L. Kenyon Jr. of West Friendship MD. Hilary is deeply missed and will always be in our thoughts.
"The Prophet", Kahil Gibran
Your children are not you children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
Which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arros may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.