1. Lori,
    Thank you for beautifully documenting and writing this story so well. I am so grateful for all the time you spent and that we have an opportunity to read and remember. You have such a gift of putting down in words, truly beautiful memories, lessons and inspiration. Thank you!

    1. Thank you for your kind words. This was a difficult one to write, given so much to convey. Keeping your family in our constant prayers for peace and healing. Love you all.

    1. Thank you for being such a faithful reader. Your comments always encourage me, and I know they benefit other readers as well. Blessings!

  2. Oh, Lori, so beautifully portrayed. So very insightful. I’ll never think of the saying “It is what it is” in quite the same way. She was a true rock of faith and teacher til the very end. Thank you, friend.

    1. She will be missed. But because of her faith, never forgotten. Something tells me that’s how this whole thing is supposed to work. Great to hear from you!

  3. Lori, you are such an inspiration! You are a beautiful soul and I know your friend lives on through you. Thank you for sharing your inspiration and encouragement. I still feel like a baby in my faith and can only hope to be half as insightful and inspirational as you are.
    Thank you.

    1. Thank you for such sweet words, Loretta. Your gentle, thoughtful spirit has impacted our family for many, many years. I feel blessed to have your path intersect with mine!

  4. A beautiful testament to our dear friend. Your words encourage me as you talk about our dear friends life and her deep faith. She was beautiful! As I look at another birthday soon and dislike the number of years of my life passed, it’s helpful to me to face the fact that my life expectancy is not that many years. It is what it is!

    1. Sweet friend, your life has touched so many and will touch so many more. I am blessed to have been in your circle of influence. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts. You inspire me.

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