Category Archives: blog

My new blog- please respond…

Hello, friends. I’ve changed my blog name to http://www.lorilara.com. I really want to stay connected. Please visit my site and click follow so we can stay connected…sorry if this is a duplicate message. I’m not a very techie person. :/Continue reading

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understanding my mom’s tears

It was a bright sunny day a year and a half ago, and I can still picture us alone in the car on the way to my grandma’s funeral.  Sorrow filled our eyes as my mom’s perfume mixed in the … Continue reading

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Where meaning and purpose reside…

Written as I lie facedown in the valley of losing my mom… love to you…

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The small things…

Taking these photos of my mom’s flowers has taught me that life is too short to miss the beauty found inside a lily. I wonder how many other treasures I’ve missed because I’m too busy with my to-do list and … Continue reading

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the bridge to my mom…

Every aspect of my mom’s memorial service on Saturday was beautiful. God gave me incredible peace and strength to write and deliver her eulogy, my part of honoring my mom and serving my dad and family. It happened exactly as … Continue reading

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Today’s the day, Mom.

My stomach is in a nervous storm as I sit on my parent’s porch reflecting on the past 3 ½ months with my mom. I’ve written her eulogy and will be delivering it at her memorial service today. It’s been … Continue reading

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Grace multiplied

Thank you to everyone who’s prayed for me and my family, and for all your sweet and loving comments. There have been some key times in this journey with my mom, especially during her last 5 days, when I was … Continue reading

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a blessed tragedy

In a few hours my family and I will bury my mom. It’s surreal to write those words. How can that be? I find I’m still quite numb and shocked. As I sit holding my mom’s blanket and remembering when … Continue reading

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Thank you, my friends…

Thank you for your kind messages of support. I’m sorry if I don’t respond right away to your blog comments, texts, voicemails, and emails. Please know that every word you write to me or say in a voicemail means the … Continue reading

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nearing the end…

The decision was made to discontinue my mom’s IV fluids. What an awful choice to have to make. Because of her weakened state she’s unable to swallow or speak. All docs confirm what’s been in the back of our haunted … Continue reading

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