A blog by Lori Lyons

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

It's Lora Day

It was six years ago today ....

In a courthouse in Hahnville, Judge Emile St. Pierre declared that this gorgeous, beautiful, funny, precious gift from God -- and from her mother -- would be ours forever.  We signed papers, we took pictures, we laughed and we cried.  Then we came home and celebrated as a family.

There is a young sapling in my backyard, a Japanese Magnolia that just turned from pink to green. That day our family planted it in its spot, surrounded it and offered up our prayers of thanks that this child managed to find her way to us.

Instead of gifts, I asked everyone to write on a piece of paper a wish or a message for Lora to read someday. We read them all and put them in a box.  Someday Lora can sit under her tree and read them. I hope then she realizes just how loved and wanted she was on that day and this one.

So, take a moment to celebrate Lora Day! Love your children and remember how lucky you are to have them ...

1 comment:

  1. To Lora
        My name is Glenda Lodrigue, your aunt ..What I'm about to say comes from me and your Uncle June..

    I guess you were meant to have those two wonderful people for your parents. Your uncle and I wanted to take you as our own, but were afraid we would lose you years down the road. And we would not have been able to handle that. That's why I say I guess you were meant to be where you are. They surely have done a wonderful job with you. You are a very nice little girl and seem to be growing up to be very beautiful. Looks like they enjoy spoiling the heck out of you. haha...
    Sometimes we regret our decision not taking you, but when we see how happy you are, how could we ask for more. We do miss seeing you. I know we should stop and take the time to go visit, but I hope when you grow up you understand how life can get busy and people forget, and forgive us for that. I wish you all the happiest in the world someone can have. We both Love You Very Much, and think about you more than you know. So, never forget that you have family in Houma, La that care about you, in case you ever need. Take Care
                                                      June & Glenda Lodrigue