The Brightest Flame Burns Quickest

image source: Lorena Rojas Instagram

Lorena Rojas was an amazing actress, singer, mom, and person.

Throughout her career, Lorena was referred by those she worked with as a confident yet compassionate person, always ready with a smile and a word of encouragement.

This attitude is one of the reasons I loved her so much.

So many people reserve their words of love and encouragement for when things have already fallen apart (if they speak at all).

This kind of thinking is shortsighted at best, since we haven’t been promised a tomorrow. It might be presumptuous of me to say (since no one can really know) but I think if we asked people that have passed on how they would spend one more day on earth, we might be surprised at their answer.

I imagine that the overwhelming majority would say that they would take the time to tell their family, spouses, neighbors and colleagues and others just how much they meant to them. That they would use the opportunity to encourage and hopefully strengthen those they have left behind.

This is the kind of thing I imagine Lorena Rojas would do if we had one more day with her.

She was an inspiration to many, either through her music, her acting or simply being able to call her a friend.

One of the great things about living in Dallas, Texas is the proximity to the Mexican culture and its media, such as the TV novella that Lorena starred in. Would I have grown up loving Lorena if I had lived somewhere like Ohio? Doubtful!

Through her time on screen and behind a mic, Lorena reached a number of young women and gave us (myself being one of those) something to aspire to in the same way that stars like Katy Perry and others give to so many.

Possibly the greatest thing Lorena did was at the end of her life.

She didn’t win a Grammy or an Oscar. She didn’t gain worldwide recognition for her amazing singing voice or acting ability.

She adopted a little girl.

If there is a main reason that Lorena continues to inspire me, it is her dream of being a mother. It takes a level of love that pours forth from your soul to adopt that few will ever know.

I am a Christian, a viewpoint that is greatly shaped by a fundamental ability to grasp the love involved in adoption.

I was an enemy of God, but He loved me first and adopted me into His family through the sacrificial and substitutionary death of His Son, my Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.

As it turns out, Lorena was a Christian too, so I have every reason to hope that I will meet her face to face one day!

I am also considering adoption, specifically a baby girl.

Any guesses as to what I will name her?


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