Taylor's death left an empty space in Lusk's life, which she and Kevin were convinced was filled by Bubba Frank.
"I felt like I needed to just be what this kid needed," Lusk said to "20/20" in 2011. "And at the time I don't think it was a conscious decision, but, I think it felt, it filled in a need or a void.
Lusk has since filled that void with a new love: a man named Adam Canary, who reached out to Lusk after seeing her on "20/20."
Canary, who was 28 when he first met Lusk, felt a powerful connection to Lusk, because he too had lost a child.
"I mean, my heart broke for ... everything she had to go through," Canary told ABC News' "20/20." "I felt that our feelings, our emotions, our passions just linked up." Even Lusk's children are fond of the new man in her life, often going over to the apartment Lusk and Canary share to have dinner.
While Lusk said people may continue to judge her, she is focused on moving on with her life, and most importantly being able to attend her daughter Karlie's graduation.
ABC News' "20/20" reached out to Lusk for an update recently. "There is no way that they're going to keep me -- I mean, even if I get arrested," Lusk said in a sitdown interview. "I am going to my daughter's graduation."