Who is this Lulufille?

A daughter of the mentally ill, I come from a broken upbringing. A painful past makes for a difficult present, and a hopeful future. Hope and humor give me the power to persevere, and to not only survive, but to live.

Life is beautiful. Not easy.

By sharing my story, I hope to inspire others to hold on to that hope. Because hope is everything. It makes all the difference.

Everyone has a story, and this is mine.

86 responses to “Who is this Lulufille?

  1. Silence Shattered

    Hey! I’m not sure what your policy is on awards, but I think you deserve the recognition so I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! =]
    There is no pressure to accept, participate, or follow the rules exactly.
    If you are interested, you can check it out here http://wp.me/2ZAPp

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  2. Thanks so much for the follow – I hope that you can enjoy my ramblings!
    Thank you for sharing your past with us and I wish you a hopeful and happy future 🙂

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  3. You are a hero,a role model for me and I’m sure many others.Thank you for following my blog.

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  5. Hi friend
    I’m following you! Have a great day.

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  6. Thanks for following my blog painted heart diaries. I love your blog – keep it up! 🙂

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  7. how do I “Follow” your blog?

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  8. thank you. I will go do that right now.

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  9. Hey there 🙂 thanks for following. Looking forward to exploring yours.

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  10. Hey, there. Thank you for checking out my post. When I clicked to read your piece (I have to go back to it as it is a lot to take in) I didn’t realize that you also come from a family with mental illness. I find this hard to write and I am still healing from my own story. I am glad to know that I’m not the only one healing from this. I don’t feel so alone. I look forward to reading your other posts.

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    • I’m so glad we found each other! It’s not every day that you come across someone else that has experienced something like what we have. I bet it’s more common than we think, but unfortunately, I think it’s a difficult subject to discuss with just anyone.

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  11. Thank you for liking my blog post!

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  12. Thank you for liking my blog post!

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  13. You are very courageous. Thank you for your candid stories. With such courage you are not a victim, or survivor, you’re a thriver.

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  15. Hi Lulu 🙂 Thanks for the follow, I’ve followed you back and think you incredibly brave for writing your story out here.
    I guess what I’m wondering though is how you found me, and why you followed? I’m terrified that I’ll turn into the sort of mother you had, from reading all of your entries. I’m so scared my partner and I will unwittingly do to our baby what your parents did. All I want to do is be a good parent but I’m scared that it’s just impossible with all the crap in my head.
    I hope you’re doing okay, and thankyou for writing everything you have xx

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    • I think that the very fact that you are afraid that you might be a less-than-perfect mother shows that you care right off the bat. And caring is more than some mothers are capable of doing. So I think you’re off to a good start. I think when we can continually try to be mindful of our actions and our words, that is a good place to be. And thank you for the well wishes! I wish you and your family the best. Thanks for reading!

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  16. If there’s a single word that entered my head when I read your short but concise post, it was ‘honesty’. It’s such a lonely word…as Billy Joel wrote..
    well done, I look forward to reading your posts.
    Geoff

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  17. Hello, and thank you for following my blog. I just decided to make my posts public because I want to see how good of a writer I am by embracing the comments and criticisms of visitors to my blog. I read through some of your posts, and I have to say that you make my problems seem like a speck of dust.

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    • How exciting that you’re beginning to blog! For me, the comments and criticisms are the best part. It’s wonderful to get feedback from complete strangers and people who relate to you in some way through your writing. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Hello there! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your follow – I never take these things lightly! 🙂 Also, apologies for this belated reply – I have only just returned from holiday in the states, where I read little but wrote much. Very selfish of me… I shall take a good look at your blog! xx Mother Hen

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  19. U know what? Finding this page and you finding mines lets me know that I am not dead nor am I in hell where no soul can praise. But I know that I am alive in the land of the living. This is like a ladder of hope climbing up and out of the Adam’s hole. Amen.

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  20. Hi there! I applaud your honesty and your courage!
    Thanks so much for following our blog. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey, both inner and outer. And may blessings rain down upon you!
    Cheers, Alison

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  22. Good Morning!
    I am enjoying your posts and I nominated you for an award!
    You can read about it in my post here:
    http://fantasticbettyblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/
    Blessings! Betty

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  23. Thanks for the like and follow of my blog.

    Do you happen to have a FB account?

    I’m from a similar background to you, and would like to chat with you to learn your perspectives and insight during conversation.

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  24. Hi Lulufille it good to meet you. Thank you for the follow I am most grateful. I look forward to reading your blog. xxxx

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  26. Thank you for visiting and following my blog. I hope you find my natural approach to healing, helpful!

    Cheers,
    Fred

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  27. Hi I just read some of your posts and thank you for sharing your story. It’s beautiful and indeed God has a beautiful plan for your life. Thank you for the encouragement and hope you bring :)))

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  28. magicpoet01

    Thank you for following my blog kindest regards
    Maggie

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  29. Hi Lulufille – thank you for liking my post “Letting Go”. I’m looking forward to dipping into yours. If my posts help you in any way, I will consider that a job well done!

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  30. Without pain, I suppose like if easier, but it’s also very boring 🙂 Have a great one and thanks for following me on Cold.

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  31. I read through some of your posts and believe you’re an excellent writer. I’m so sorry about your brother and everything you’ve been through. It’s great that you express yourself with your writing and I’m sure it’s somewhat therapeutic. I hope that you continue to let joy in your life in spite of what you’ve been through and are going through. Hugs…Sherry

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  32. When I came online this morning and saw you liked my post I had to come over and see who you were. I am so inspired by this post. You and I have similar stories except in my case I am the one dealing with mental illness (though my mom and grandmother did suffer from some depression). I look forward to your posts. You are a breath of fresh air and I already see and feel the hope in you!

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    • I’m so glad that I can offer up some encouragement! My posts don’t always have a “happy ending,” but I know that these daily struggles are only a tiny piece of the picture. Don’t you think? That gives me hope. Please stop by again soon!

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  33. Thanks so much for following my writing. I’m the Vice-president of the local Mental Health Association, so I know what it is to buck stigma and just be yourself. Courageous, good work. And I like the way you write. I wish I had more time to read, but I spend most of my time working on children and youth mental health. You might “Like” the Youth Restoration Project on FB since that’s where I park a lot of relevant materials.

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    • I appreciate your taking the time to comment, Julia! I want to thank you for what sounds like great work you’re doing. The stigma surrounding mental illness has prevented many of my loved ones from seeking help. I hope that we can beat it one day soon.

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  34. Thank you for following me at Triggershorse. I hope you find my random musings add a bit of positivity to your day. – Fawn

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  35. Thanks for following my blog. I will follow yours as well. beebeesworld

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  36. It’s not only hope, but also faith…you got this!

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  37. Willow Tales

    You have a fantastic talent of writing/telling your life stories. xx

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  38. Rekha

    Hey Lulu, thanks for the follow. Tell me what brought you to my window? will explore yours in leisure. Hugs and love and have a nice day dear.

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  39. Dear Lulu,
    I’ve been browsing through your blog after you started following me.
    http://www.insidethemindofisadora.com
    Your bio could be my bio. I feel everyword. Hope and humor are my anchors. They keep me from sorrow.
    I started my blog to express my pain. The blog world has helped me to, now, write more positive posts because I have let out my sorrow slowly. At times, I do revisit those sad days. I’m trying not to. I can’t change others. I can only change myself. We can’t help what happened to us but we can help what happens to us now. This is my outlook.
    It’s a pleasure to meet you. I hope to drop by again real soon. Thank you for following.
    Isadora

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    • Isadora, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. I’m sorry that you have experienced a painful past. But it sounds like you have a positive outlook and that you are now a stronger woman because of that. Keep sharing. When you have sad days, don’t hesitate to write about what you’re feeling. I’ve found it to be a healing process for me, and I hope it works the same for you. Visit again soon!

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  40. Thank you for finding and following my blog, I hope one word of what I write helps another. It has helped me to write what I do. I follow in return

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  41. I nominated you for a Liebster Award. You remind me that something beautiful can come from an ugly upbringing every time you post. I’m at diaryofamadbabyboomer.com if you want to see the nomination.

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  42. Thank you for the follow and I must say, I am intrigued and impressed with what I have read of your blog so far. Your candor is refreshing and it has given me the nudge I have been needing to write some more. Until we cross paths again….
    Agorascarletj ♡

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  43. Thank you for the like on my post “Nauseated” lululfille’ 🙂 I have followed you and look forward to checking out your blog. Have a wonderful evening!

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  44. Lulufille, thanks so much for visiting my site and choosing to follow along. I feel so much compassion for you–I never had children to avoid dumping genetics and additional trauma on a tiny person. I will read your pieces respectfully.

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  45. Thank you for your follow

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  46. jessicacaudle

    Oh lullufille, wow. Thank you for reading and liking my blog post “Know Hope.” I too clicked to see who you were and am blown away by the similarities we share.
    Thank you for connecting with myself and so many others. More importantly, thank you for being courageous enough to share your journey.
    I lost my father to suicide in 1990 and recently became an advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. This needs to be brought into the light. Keep being the amazing soul that you are!

    Love and light,

    Jess

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  47. Thank you for the follow 🙂

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  48. Hiya,
    Just to let you know I’ve nominated you for the ‘Creative Blogger’ Award:
    http://wp.me/p2Bwoz-kg
    Charlotte 🙂

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  49. Not only does your blog “Inspire” but your giving many a voice to be heard, and to let them know they are not alone. . . . They many like us who are BRAVE enough to share our stories and overcoming much. Thanks for doing so. And Thanks for coming by my blog for a visit 🙂 XO

    I’m now following, and so nice to meet you!

    Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Author
    Recovery, Mental Health & Child Abuse Advocate

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  50. Thank you for sharing your story. Thanks also for following my blog. I’m glad to be following yours.

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