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Lori

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I am a 36 year old married mom of 2. Cameron was 9 1/2 when he died on 10/30/08 of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Samantha will be 6 in November. Life has not been what I expected, but it is what it is & I have to somehow make the most of it. As my favorite quote suggest: "You don't know how... Full Bio
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updates by Lori Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So, January was quite a month! Sami didn't go to school for what felt like weeks. Probably felt like it because it was! She is 1:2 this week and tomorrow is not looking ... Read on »
It's been a while..... by Lori Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It's been a while since I got to clean vomit out of the carpet at 2 am. You know what? I didn't miss it! At all. So, you've probably guessed that Sami got the stom ... Read on »
Happy New Year!!!! by Lori Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting & so it is time to set some 2014 goals. These may look familiar as they are mostly a repeat of last year. I didn't actually meet ... Read on »
New territory by Lori Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Samantha turns 10 years old tomorrow!     I've never had a 10 year old before..... Read on »
They lie. by Lori Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting They do. You know them. The all-knowing, arrogant, advice givers. They say "time heals all wounds." They say "you just need to give it more time." You know what I thi ... Read on »
Light the Night by Lori Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting For the first time ever, we are participating in the central Ohio LLS Light the Night walk for leukemia awareness. Please consider joining us on October 12th! http:// ... Read on »
So much has happened by Lori Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So much has happened in the couple of weeks since I was last here!   We worked hard preparing for the 3rd Annual Cam & Sue's Cancer SUCKS 5k! Sami trained on my treadm ... Read on »
List updates! by Lori Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Updates 1. Run/jog/walk 1000 miles. Current status: 503.69/1000. I am still about 10 miles behind where I should be, but am very slowly catching up! ... Read on »
All of that fuss..... by Lori Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting for cysts. I cannot say enough good things about Riverside's Breast Health Center. EVERY SINGLE PERSON I encountered there today was wonderful and caring. I never plan ... Read on »
Only one more day of waiting! by Lori Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This is SERIOUSLY.KILLING.ME. I know that I have PTSD. I know it from the symptoms. I know it from friends. I know it from colleagues who are mental health profession ... Read on »
So friends.... by Lori Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I've not been myself. Kind of down, worried. Expecting the worst. All because of a letter. A form letter in fact. The kind of form letter that doesn't even have a cop ... Read on »
48 years ago today.... by Lori Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting my parents got married. Can't find their wedding photo on this computer, so a pic from the 70s will have to do. Read on »
Boring updates..... by Lori Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Updates 1. Run/jog/walk 1000 miles. Current status: 347.28/1000. Still behind, but catching up. It is so hard to work in 2.74 miles EVERY. SINGLE. DAY ... Read on »
Running Anniversary by Lori Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This upcoming weekend is the 3 year anniversary of my "running." Those who know me well know that I use the term "running" lightly. I move/shuffle along on either the ... Read on »
Easter 2013 by Lori Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Sami posing it up before we left for church on Easter morning.      During church service, as typical for Easter, there was a lot of talk about blood. Part way ... Read on »
An apology & some updates by Lori Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So, I had an email exchange with the reporter about the Flashes of Hope article & I came away from it feeling ok (used, but ok). She initially apologized for disappointi ... Read on »
Really? by Lori Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I feel like I've been punk'd. You know - the Ashton Kutcher show that was on MTV a while ago that played practical jokes on people? So yesterday I blogged about Flash ... Read on »
Flashes of Hope by Lori Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Flashes of Hope is a wonderful organization. They have volunteer photographers who go to Children's Hospitals and take free portraits of ill children. The gift to the fami ... Read on »
The picture by Lori Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This is the before picture. We haven't made it to the stylist yet. Having a lazy morning here. This hair has not even been combed yet!   Read on »