The world will receive another angel today. May God watch over Adam and their beautiful girls. Our thoughts are with everyone today as we all suffer this terrible loss. Our love is being sent to Adam and the girls during this hard time.
I never had the chance to me you or the girls, but my heart and prayers go out to you. Lori was a very special person. I have not talked with Lori in many years. Back in high school we were close friends, to this day when I tell my boys about SPX, Lori is one of the first names I mention. She will always be one of my dear friends. She will live on through your lovely daughters. May God Bless you all.
Adam and family,
We are truly at a loss! I am so blessed and thankful to have had Lori in our lives. She is an amazing leader with a golden spirit and a servants heart! My life has been changed because of her inspiration. I am crushed by this as well are so many who know and love her. We continue to pray for your peace and healing and we are here! Jeanette and family
I wish I had words of comfort at this incredibly difficult time for you, your daughters, and your entire family. Although I only knew Lori through her journal and through the words of all her friends on this guestbook, I know she was an amazing mother, wife, and friend. She will be greatly missed.
My prayers are with you and your family as you find your way through the next days, weeks and months. May you all find peace.
Hi Dr. Barta, I cried multiple times since, was very sad about what you and your kids are going through. I asked all my family to pray for Lori but God has other plans. I got to know her a little bit more recently. She was a wonderful and kind person. I'll always remember her for her kind smile, her great sense of style and her compassion for kids with special needs. Its not fair to have such a thing happening to such good people. I salute your courage. I still can't believe this kind of surgery going horribly wrong on a young and healthy person. My heart and prayers go out for you and your family. God bless you and your kids. We all love you very much.
I am so sorry to learn of these developments. Please know that you will all be in our thoughts and prayers over the coming days, weeks and months. I wish I had the words to say to offer comfort and healing but the only thing that comes to me is "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord" and the words from Proverbs 31.
I feel the same way Amanda F. does. I didn't know how to say it, but she put it perfectly. Lori sounds like an incredible person and my wife and I were instantly drawn to her journal. We pray for you, Adam and daughters, as well as her rest of her family and friends of this special person.
Adam, I have been following Lori's story since her first journal entry on this site to your most recent post at 11:30 AM. I am sick with sadness and grief for your family and the many, many friends Lori has. I already liked her just through her entries but after reading the guestbook entries from friends and family, it is clear she is an amazing woman. I have been camping with a group of friends, nobody who knew Lori personally, but there was a campsite 22 people strong on the Kern river who prayed and sent healing light to Austin. When the girls are ready, I hope they can read what was written about their mother, a true testament to who she is. I continue to pray for Lori, you, the girls, her family and friends. Thank you, Adam, for your updates. You have shown strength and are indeed the wise owl.
Adam, Lori is still watching over you all, she touched so many people's lives...and still does. You have an amazing community/network of support who want t help you and the girls. No one can imagine what you are feeling, but know that we are all sending love and compassion t you all. Blessings
SPX c/o 89
I am praying for your full and complete recovery. And may the signs of recovery begin to be seen soon! I must repeat the words of your friend Jana: there are mountians with your name on them that have yet to be moved. I am also praying that Adam keep hope, keep it close to his heart, and not let it go.
From a very old friend...we hope that you get better soon. Adam and family, please know that God has his plan. Stay strong and know that there are thousands of people praying for you guys. Lisa and Paul Wells (Seton Catholic Jr. High)
I met Lori at the Downs Ed conference in Newport Beach and was so impressed with her heart, poise and intelligence. We are in Austin now and look forward to seeing her again. May God's hand be on her heart, which is so beautiful, for a full and complete recovery. Blessings to you and your family during this unexpected and deeply painful time. May the prayers of many bring comfort to your spirits and strength for the day...
I know you don't know me, but I knew Lori from Jr High. I have been keeping up with the Journal ever since I had heard on FB. I just wanted you to know that I have prayed and continue to pray for you, your girls and Lori.
Lori, We love you and are praying for you and a speedy recovery. You are a true hero and an amazing woman. You are strong and alive. God is awesome and we ask Him for healing and hope. Love, Becky, Dale & Wesley Clowers
You are one of the rare, precious people in this life who truly make the world a better place. Stay strong and stay with us...there are mountains with your name on them that have yet to be moved.
Lori and Family, I do not know you personally, my sister knows you through DSACT and has told me what a wonderful person Lori is. She asked me to include Lori and her family in my prayers. I just read the journal and I was so moved by what a beautiful person Lori is! I can see by all the posts from friends and family what a wonderful mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend that Lori is! You all are in my thoughts and prayers!
When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf Heaven with my bootless cries, And look upon myself, and curse my fate, Wishing me like to one more rich in hope, Featur'd like him, like him with friends possess'd, Desiring this man's art, and that man's scope, With what I most enjoy contented least:
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising, Haply I think on thee,--and then my state (Like to the lark at break of day arising From sullen earth) sings hymns at heaven's gate; For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings That then I scorn to change my state with kings'.
Praying for you Lori....my heart has been so sad and heavy..I pray for healing over your body. You are such a strong woman ...and have made an impact on so many peoples lives...everyone needs you here.
Hello to the entire Barta/Tullos family,
I have been reading your entries each and every day and I have a hard time thinking that these words can help. But please know that we are all thinking about Lori, praying for a strong recovery, and about Adam, Emma, Hannah and Sarah...each and every one of you. You are close in our hearts, now and always.
Much love from Amy, Sean, Reid and Ava Parham
my daughter mollie goes to rise...and although i have only met lori a couple of times, i know what a lovely woman she is! plus, we all shared a nanny this summer...kristyn...and she went on and on about what a sweet and precious family you are.
my thoughts, prayers, healing energy and goes out to all of you...i know lori has so much more to do here on this earth...she's a blessing! with love, wendi mostyn