Lori Ann Smith was sick and tired of being sick and tired! She was tired of being a clueless teenage mother weighted by the guilt of immaturity and bad decisions. Tired of dealing with constant drama that seemed to follow her since she was four years old. She was tired of years of emotional and physical abuse in the name of love.
When Lori dropped out of high school in the eleventh grade and birthed five children by the age of twenty-five, she had no plans for a future. She spent her days drinking and drugging while skirting her responsibilities and watching her life plummet into desolation. Hopeless, lost, and confused, she thought God had given up on her just like everyone else until a series of tragedies launched her discovery of self-love. Through her faith and a newfound belief in self, she did what even she thought was impossible, giving herself a life she once thought she didn't deserve. Lori's battle with self-love left her bruised and scarred, but as she reflects on her past pains and transgressions, she learns to embrace her Beautiful Wounds.