Lori Prashker-Thomas

Mistakes to Miracles: Lori’s Journey and Ancient Inspiration

In the vast tapestry of history, certain stories stand out as beacons of inspiration, weaving together threads of courage, resilience, and the unwavering pursuit of a greater purpose. My story resonates with echoes from ancient times, drawing parallels to the timeless tale of Shifra and Puah. In this blog post, I will unravel the narrative of my journey, exploring how I transformed my mistakes into miracles, all while embodying the spirit of the brave midwives of old.

Shifra and Puah: Ancient Healers and Protectors – To understand Lori’s story, we must first delve into the biblical narrative of Shifra and Puah. In the book of Exodus, these two midwives defied the cruel decree of Pharaoh, refusing to harm the newborn Hebrew boys. Their courage and commitment to preserving life, even in the face of adversity, became a cornerstone of compassion and resistance.

Fast forward to the present day, and we encounter my own journey that was marked by mistakes, setbacks, and challenges, but it was through these very trials that I discovered my inner strength and resilience.

From my early struggles and missteps to navigating the complexities of adulthood, I faced my demons head-on. It was during these moments of vulnerability that I drew inspiration from the ancient midwives, realizing that true strength lies not in avoiding mistakes but in learning from them.

The Turning Point – Embracing Imperfections: My transformative journey reached a turning point when I embraced my imperfections and viewed mistakes not as failures but as opportunities for growth. In doing so, I discovered the power of authenticity and vulnerability, qualities that resonated with the ageless wisdom of Shifra and Puah.

Miracles Amidst Mistakes – As I embarked on my path of self-discovery, I not only overcame personal challenges but also catalyzed positive change in my community. Through my work and advocacy, I am becoming a beacon of hope, much like the midwives who defied Pharaoh’s decree.

The Legacy Lives On – In weaving my story with the ancient narrative of Shifra and Puah, we witness the enduring power of human resilience and the capacity for transformation. I hope that my journey teaches us that, like the midwives who protected the vulnerable, we, too can contribute to positive change in our world, even amidst our mistakes.

I hope that my story reminds us that our journey is not defined by our mistakes but by how we rise from them. In embracing our vulnerabilities, learning from our missteps, and channeling the spirit of ancient heroes, we can turn our lives into a tapestry of miracles. My story, intertwined with that of Shifra and Puah, serves as a testament to the enduring strength of the human spirit and the potential for miracles to emerge from the most unexpected places.

About the Author
Lori Prashker-Thomas has always been a creative soul and a free spirit and never thought “author” would be on her resume. Lori is the author of "From Mistakes To Miracles: A Jewish Birthmother’s Story of Redemption, Hope, and Healing," which was released in October of 2022. Lori is also a legal secretary and Paralegal for 20+ years. She is also Co-Owner and Photographer at ShadowCatcher Photography, LLC, with her husband, Michael, Owner and Wedding Officiant of Ceremonies by Lori, and a speaker/writer/ advocate, focusing mainly on being a Jewish Birthmother and the stigma associated with adoption. She is also a proud board member of the NEPA Pride Project. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and close circle of friends and being a Bubbe to her granddaughter. She resides in Northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, Michael, and the love of her life, Michael.
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