Last evening, I heard an amazing woman speak … Lori Todaro. This is a woman that has dealt with too many losses in her life and yet she moves forward triumphantly. She knows ‘it is not all about her’ but as she so passionately told us ‘it is all about God and His plan’. And our part of that is to make a positive difference in people’s lives we come into contact with.
She has four sons and one of them suffers from a rare genetic disorder known as Periodic Fever Syndrome. Her days are filled with doctor visits, shots, watching him in pain, meds, trying to find the best treatment for him, etc. and yet she has time to connect with the clerks in Wal-mart if they look like they are having a bad day. What a woman!
Check out her website … www.a-journey.com
(check that out! Her website name is the same as my blogsite:)
Here’s a paragraph from in her book …
My enthusiasm for life has been strength for me. I embrace each day. I am glad I am able to do that. Someone recently said to me, “I admire how you never give up!” I was touched by that comment, but I was also a little puzzled. What choice do I have? My dad is dead! My son is sick! My mom is gone! What choice do I have? If I don’t embrace each day, what message am I sending to my boys? What environment am I creating for my husband? What kind of friend would I be? More importantly, what kind of Christian would I be? Believing that I will see my parents again and knowing that God will take care of my son and our family, why would I not rejoice and celebrate each day? – Lori Todaro