My friend Lori. Yes, spelled the same and everything :) She starts off on the right foot, that's for sure!
This is long overdue but it's because I was searching high and low for a photo of us. I hunted for a picture from early in our friendship....and I mean early, like almost 30 years ago. You see, Lori was first introduced to me as my babysitter :) Amazingly, we reconnected, I'd guess close to 7 years ago now, over Facebook.
We didn't just reconnect, we really connected! Besides our name we have a tremendous amount in common, and not just our interests but just many pieces of what makes us who we are. We are convinced God created us to be deep spiritual friends, and what a blessing it has been.
I love her reliable honesty, I know Lori will tell me exactly how she feels or thinks about something, and I can trust she isn't holding anything back because she cares too much about me to tell me anything but the truth.
I love that in the darkest hour she doesn't retreat, she does not isolate, she does not lose faith, she seeks until she finds.
I love that just about every time I do one of those FB question-survey thingies, Lori comments how alike her answers would be; from our list making, our recipe sharing, the fact we are both fascinating, and much more.
I love that she knows what to pray for me sometimes even before I do, and that God will lead us to the same Biblical truths/principles (Scripture, devotionals, visions) at the same time, through completely separate circumstances.
While I don't like we have both had a year of struggling, I love that I have had Lori to struggle alongside of. It is comforting to have a friend who understands and we don't have to
suffer in silence, we know we're not alone and that has helped a lot.
I love that she shares my sense of humor, a little sarcastic and dark.
I love that we are also both contentious about food, health, wellness, and quality of life in a way that actually still allows us to enjoy life. We have shared quite a few wellness resources over the years.
I love Lori's insights and viewpoint on just about every
subject, I love engaging her in conversation and whatever the topic
(maybe because we have so many overlapping interests) I know I will be
interested to hear what she has to say on the matter.
I love that no matter what Lori has going on in her own life, she makes time for the friends that need her, especially me :)