Category Archives: recovery

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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Where meaning and purpose reside…

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

Posted in blog, brain cancer, christianity, Glioblastoma Multiforme, grief work, healing, hope, love, mother daughter relationships, recovery, spiritual healing, trauma | 9 Comments

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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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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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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What inspires me…

I’m reposting this because I continue to be blown away by the stories of people fighting the good fight. May you never give up, and most importantly, may you see how very worthy you are…I continue to be inspired by … Continue reading

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The saddest day of my life and my greatest hope…

Tomorrow, January 4th, would be my lifelong best friend’s 42nd birthday. I write would be because sadly she was killed by a drunk driver almost 6 years ago, so she’s not here to celebrate with us. She was killed by … Continue reading

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5 words that turned trauma into a gift…

I was given an incredible gift today and I just have to share it with you. It wasn’t wrapped in Christmas paper, and it didn’t arrive in a UPS truck. The gift was given to me in a phone call … Continue reading

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15 minutes of hell

I’m sitting next to my mom’s hospital bed right now listening to her snore softly. I feel sad to see her bruised cheek and black eye from yesterday’s horrible incident. I have an unlikely mix of high emotions going around … Continue reading

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Emotional streaking…

Just a quick note before I share my little breakthrough this morning. When I decided to write a blog about my recovery, I never intended it to be real-time. I thought it would be a reflective memoir of sorts, a … Continue reading

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