"Love doesn't make the world go round, it makes the ride worthwhile." -F.P. Jones
"You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back." -Barbara DeAngelis
"True friends are never apart, maybe in distance, but not in heart"
I have a friend, a very good friend, named Lori. Can I just take a few minutes on my blog and tell you a story about my friend? Lori happens to live less than an hour from the town where my son was getting married. She is an amazingly gifted multi-talented queen and I have known her for over five years. We met as Stampin Up demos and bonded over stamping time at a teacher resource center in Wichita, Kansas- and not often enough!
I called her one day a few months ago to ask for her help in planning the rehearsal dinner that the parents of the groom are responsible for. Not being local to the wedding, my first thought was to have it catered by a local BBQ place. Lori asked me if I wanted her to ask her hubby if he would smoke the meat instead...something he does every now and then (and quite well I might add!) I said "sure!" and he agreed. Lori helped me plan the rest of the meal that I figured I would buy at the BBQ place. Nonchalantly, she asked if she could call me back in a few minutes. When she did I was overwhelmed with surprise when she said she and her mother would make practically the whole thing! From potato salad to a fruit tray to rolls and brownies and everything in between. Not only did Lori make the meal, her and her mom and dad (two more gracious and wonderful people you'll ever have the chance to meet) served and cleaned up after us! THAT is what I call a friend. A true blessing only God could create!
And the meal was amazing!!!!!
Thank you, Lori, Maxine and Jim!