Mum shares inspiration after death of son
THREE Gladstone women have become part of a global project to inspire others through sharing their stories of inspiration.
Lynn Lapham, Kym Lawn and Julie Knight each submitted a page of writing to a book called the Inspiration Bible.
Kym is back in Central Queensland with her husband Eric after travelling around Australia in their motorhome.
It is seven years since her son, Tyson Ning, died from a rare form of cancer, and slowly she is putting her life back together.
"I always felt like I wanted to give back to the community that supported me when I lost Tyson," she said.
"It's understanding that what happened to me doesn't have to define me."
Julie is a holistic counsellor and complementary therapist. She submitted a poem that talks about sharing the planet and the need to be loved and live a happy life.
"I wanted to write something that would help to inspire people," she said.
"It's about nurturing ourselves and other people. Gladstone is a very community-minded town and everyone is always pitching in to help others.
"But given the wrath of depression in this town, I think this can help inspire many people."
After 20 years in business administration, Lynn was confronted with a life-threatening bout of breast cancer.
She realised she wasn't being true to who she really was, and that became a catalyst for taking charge of her destiny.
"My diagnosis was life-changing in so many aspects," she said.
"I was determined that the journey was not going to get the better of me and I made a choice to live my life confidently, moment by moment, with passion, with purpose and to embrace all the possibilities that this would present to me."
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