Early childhood with Lauryn
Lauryn left us, the same way she came to us.
For 9 years, Loryel wished and prayed for a sister and after rubbing on a Buddha's belly, her dream came true. I found out I was pregant when I was almost 4 months along. During a very difficult time, as I struggled to work and balance taking care of Loryel and I, my pregnancy was the calm in my stressful life.
On January 26, 1998 Lauryn was eager to be with us. My labor went so quickly that I was asked to stop breathing as my baby wanted to make her debut without the doctor. The doctor finally arrived and it was at that time that God blessed us with a beautiful and healthy baby girl and we named her Lauryn.
It was quickly that I learned there was an immense bond between Loryel, Lauryn and I. At a very early age Lauryn would cry with such intensity when she was near others, even her own father. Our love created an uncondtional bond that will last eternally and beyond the universe. That is when Loryel and Lauryn became known as LoLa, a combined nick name for both my daughters.
By the time Lauryn was 3 years old life began to change and we quietly suffered as a result of her father being abusive and it finally came out that he was also addicted to Heroin. Despite negative actions and threats against us, I did not want my daughter to live wthout her father. I did everything I could, even after his threats of death, to provide supervised visits with Lauryn. I will now skip a lot of the detail on Lauryn's biological father, as he finally chose not to seek help in order be a part his daughter's life.
It is at that time that Loryel and I decided to whatever we needed to do, to keep Lauryn happy and be there for her. We developed traditions and often taking trips to the beach and having fun. I went no where without my girls and they went a lot of places, together. You could not ask for a greater love as we have with Lauryn.
I am so proud to be the MOTHER of two beautiful, loving and caring daughters and the GRANDMOTHER to an equally beautiful, loving and caring granddaughter.