During Lori’s battle the family took turns taking care of her in Penticton. In no time at all the family had realized that this was going to be Lori’s final battle. There was no escaping death. Tracy and Heather spent many hours searching for guidance to help Lori die with dignity. It was during this painful time that Tracy became intrigued with questions about the afterlife. She had always believed that there’s more than just our physical body, but she was looking for proof.
Lori’s final days provided the family with some very interesting insights. Lori often had one foot in the physical realm and one foot in the spiritual dimension. At one point Lori shared the fact that there was curling and golfing in the afterlife, she has witnessed it. This knowledge elated Lori! These were two sports that Lori loved. She had given them up due to her sickness. She was happy to realize that the spiritual world would be giving them back to her.
Nearing the end of Lori’s life the sisters spent time helping her plan the final days. They wanted Lori to have all of her earthly wishes heard and respected. Through Lori’s life she had grown to love purple pansies almost as much as her Grandma Moen did. The family would make sure that this request was honored. They would see to it that these delicate flowers would be in attendance at her funeral.
On April 28th, 2009 Lori passed away peacefully with her two sisters at her side. Shortly after she passed Tracy and her younger sister Heather went shopping to fulfill her purple pansy request. It was late April and there was a shortage of pansies. They ended up finding six quite pathetic looking pansy plants. They knew Lori’s spirit wouldn’t mind. Pathetic or not, they needed them for her service.
The following spring Tracy was blessed with a pansy connection. Tracy had discovered purple pansies growing in a bed of gravel beside her home. This spot was designed to inhibit any plant growth. But that wouldn’t stop these pansies from coming back year after year. Tracy knew that it was her dear sister Lori making the connection.
After finding the pansies on the side of her home Tracy’s curiosity peeked to a new level in regards to the afterlife and spirit world. She went through many stages of grieving the loss of Lori. She wanted to know if her sister was okay. She wanted to connect with Lori’s spirit in a more intimate way. She was looking for answers to what really happens when we crossover. Tracy began watching episode after episode of Long Island Medium with Theresa Caputo. She felt that Theresa had such an amazing gift. The connections this psychic has with the spirit world is so uplifting and reassuring.
Christmas December 2014, Tracy’s daughters gave her a very special Christmas gift, a private reading with a psychic medium by the name of Leoralea. They couldn’t have picked a better gift for their mother. Tracy was hoping to get some answers to our human mystery: Is there life after death? And would her sister Lori connect with her?
Tracy booked the appointment on Lori’s birthday, January 13, 2015. She wanted to make the most of this experience and there wouldn’t be a better date. She spent hour researching ways to make the much needed connection. Tracy meditated daily and invited Lori to join her during the psychic reading. Tracy repeated questions daily to Lori in hopes of getting the answers she needed. Tracy did this faithfully for the weeks leading up to the reading. This exercise would help the medium connect to Lori’s soul and in turn help answer any questions Tracy had for Lori. The medium would not know the questions on which Tracy meditated. Only Tracy would know what she had asked Lori; she wouldn’t reveal any information to the medium or to anyone else in her life.
In Part III next week, read about Lori’s surprising answers to her sister Tracy’s questions.
Ask, Listen and be Watchful