Shawn and Dorina have been married 2.5 years and live in Central California with their three active daughters. Shawn works in financial investments and Dorina is an author/speaker. This multicultural couple loves to travel, train for marathons, and have food adventures together. If you saw them on the beach you’d never know that theirs is a love story of triumph.
After Dorina’s first marriage ended swiftly, leaving her a widow and a single mother, Shawn’s friendship turned affection came as a complete surprise. Their story shows us that life will never head in the same direction straight in front of us that we imagine it will. But, even when we face utter heartbreak and complete upheaval of our dreams, love wins in the end. If love hasn’t won, it’s not the end.
Dorina writes and speaks on grief and flourishing Dorina Lazo Gilmore, but my favorite book of hers is a children’s book called Cora Cooks Pancit – Dorina Lazo Gilmore about a young girl who finally gets a chance to learn to make some of her family’s traditional Filipino dishes herself. There’s even an app to engage your own little one in some cooking and reading.
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