Category Archives: grief work

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 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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She’s home

My mom was ushered into the arms of Jesus early this morning. Both of my sisters were with her. Our hearts are wrapped in grace as we thank God for her peaceful transition, and we trust him completely for his … 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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4 words that change everything

Last night ——– It’s 12:20am and I just finished my black belt candidate exercises on the floor of my parent’s spare bedroom. We have to do them every day, no matter what. It’s technically tomorrow but since I just got … Continue reading

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Renegotiating a deal with my mom…

I sighed as I entered the kitchen. It must have been a deep one because our eldest son, who was doing the dishes, immediately turned to me and said, “You ok, Mom?” Our boys have seen me cry only three … Continue reading

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