Sunday, September 9, 2007


On Friday, I had the awesome privilege of spending the afternoon with my friend Lorri in Houston. Lorri is such a special person in my life. We've been friends for 33 years!!! Lorri and I grew up next door to each other. We lived a few feet apart for over 20 years. As kids, we played EVERY DAY for hours upon hours. We slumbered at each other's houses. We talked on the phone. We dressed each other up, spoke our own language, talked through the fence, waved at each other through the windows, and were basically inseperable. Everyone should have that kind of friend in their life! My little Lexi had that kind of friend in Molly until mean Daddy took us out of Texas! Just kidding! The only way our friendship could have possibly been any stronger is if she would have joined me at the most awesome university in the universe! But she took a different path that led her astray. Heeheee. Kidding. Lorri is a proud COUGAR from the University of Houston, home of the Phi Slamma Jamma and if you have no clue what that is, you've probably never spent much time in Houston! Anyways, a few years ago I was devestated to find out that my BFF, Lorri, had been diagnosed with Lymphoma, a very serious diagnosis. She had just gotten married and had her whole life ahead of her. I was so sad, it might as well have been my own diagnosis. Not a day went by that I didn't pray for a miraculous healing to take place. I added her to every prayer list imaginable. She went through chemo and radiation and I couldn't imagine how it must have been to take on something like that, especially at such a young age. But today, by the mighty healing hand of God, Lorri is CANCER FREE, thank you sweet Jesus! Because of all that she went through with her cancer, she is not able to have children. But God is so good. He has blessed Lorri and Anthony with a precious baby boy, although carried in another's womb, this baby was stitched in their hearts from conception. They received a call from their adoption agency just a few short weeks ago. There had been a baby boy born right there in Houston, that was in need of some loving parents. They are now his foster parents, and the adoption is pending. May God's hand be in every step of this adoption process Lorri and Anthony, just as His hand has so lovingly been on you to this point. Lorri's faith has been strengthened so much during her battle with cancer, she has no doubt that He will finish out the adoption process for them quickly and easily. Recently, Lorri's dad was also diagnosed with Lymphoma and he is also cancer free this very day!

Lorri, I love you, my soul sista! BFF! And I thank God for bringing us together 33 years ago!!!! I'm so happy for you. You deserve nothing but the best!!!!


Kids and K9s said...

I believe relationships are the most important thing in life... isn't it such a privelidge to have a great freind for such a long time...!!!

AND thank you for your kind comment re: our anniversary! and congrats on your 100th post... too great! ~ Kim

The Phams said...

I'm glad you have such a good, long standing friendship. Distance is nothing, right? :)

Lorri said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful post, it brought tears to my eyes. I am blessed to have you in my life. I treasure you and appreciate all your love and support over the years.

God has brought me through so much and I know he will continue to watch over us and our sweet baby.

Love ya.