Join Us Tomorrow, November 13th, with #RoryHugs

We want to remember Rory with what she was known for.

If you knew Rory, you knew love.

And HUGS. Not small hugs. Big hugs!

She was amazing hugger. Just grabbed you and held you tight.

It relieved my stress, helped me feel loved, and connected me to her.

We’d like to invite you to share some #RoryHugs with us tomorrow.

Hug your family a little tighter. Take that best friend that’s been struggling and give him/her a hug.

I promise hugs help.

Help us remember our girl. And help us spread her love tomorrow.

Like We Used To

I had a dream last night. Something that doesn’t happen often.

Rory was there. I recognized her but she felt a little older.

We pressed our foreheads together, touching our nose.

Beauty. Joy.

Then we pulled away. She ran her index finger down my nose and smiled.

She said, “Just like you used to.”

I stayed in that moment with her face glowing at mine.


One More Angel in Heaven

After we moved across town, we attended a different congregation of our church. On that Sunday, the first people to introduce themselves was a cute older couple, Dick and Donna Pexton.

They were kind and welcoming.

It wasn’t long until we realized we had something in common. We’d both had a child pass away. Ours was fresh, theirs was 60 years ago. But it bonded us.

A few weeks ago they realized Donna’s cancer would not be cured. I had the opportunity to sit with them. Talk with them. Love them.

Last week, Lance and I had the opportunity to sit with them again. This was different. She was near the end.

There was such beauty, in a hard situation. I witnessed a daughter laying next to her mom, holding her hand, caring for her. I witnessed a loving husband, looking after his lifelong sweetheart.

I’m sure that situation didn’t change much until Donna passed away Sunday night.

My first thought was how happy that reunion must have been between Donna and her baby boy. He’s been waiting a long time to hold his mom again.

As I sat there with Dick and Donna that day, my spirit cried out to her spirit, “Give my girl a hug too. She gives really good ones.”

I hope Rory’s found Donna. She’s spunky too. They’d really get along.

Love you, Dick and Donna.

Itโ€™s a Wonderful Life

A couple of weeks ago a friend told me she was praying for me. My mom said, it’s like there’s a Clarence up there saying who’s this Stephanie Moore everyone is praying for?

That thought got me teary-eyed.

I’m so unbelievably grateful for the thoughts and prayers. We truly need them.

I know we have a cute little red head looking out for us. But I know we also have other angels surrounding us right now. Because of all of you.

In It’s a Wonderful Life, Clarence tells George, “No man is a failure who has friends.”

I’ll add that no one is hopeless either.

Thank you. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ