Happy Birthday, Lori!!!

May 18th, 2011

Today my wonderful friend Lori Craig celebrates her birthday (an important one *wink*) and, although I can’t be in Missouri to give her a big birthday hug, I will cyber-celebrate with her right here!  I have a feeling that blog-land will be filled with wishes for Lori since she is such a special girl and such a sweet friend to so many! 

I never imagined when I joined SCS almost 7 years ago that it would be possible to make real friends on the internet.  But I can tell you that I have made some incredible, long-lasting true friends and I am still amazed by it. Lori is one of those true friendships! I still remember the first time I heard Lori’s voice.  It was on my answering machine in 2006.  Lori called to congratulate me on becoming a part of the Dirty Dozen Design Team.  I barely knew Lori then.  We had been on the SCS Moderator team together for about 4 months at that time (and certainly around SCS for longer than that), but here she was squealing with genuine excitement for me on my answering machine.  Boy did that ever touch my heart!  Then in the Spring of 2007 Lori decided to come out to SoCal for StampMania along with several other awesome *cyber-friends* from around the country.  That weekend together sealed the deal!  I’ve been fortunate to count her as a real friend ever since! {Hmmmm…after typing this, I wonder if Lori remembers the scenario the same or  differently?}

Lori, this card should arrive in your mailbox today *fingers crosssed*.  Sorry to reveal it early, but you know they are always so much prettier in person anyway.  When I sat down to make a card for you, I just kept thinking of this sentiment stamp “My dear, kind & wonderful FRIEND”.  You are a blessing and an inspiration to me and I am so so very proud of all you have accomplished in this past year.  I believe this next year will be the best yet and I pray for the Lord’s richest blessings on your life!  Happy Birthday, friend!

Please hop over to Lori’s blog and leave your birthday wishes for her.

6 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Lori!!!”

  1. Jessica Diedrich Says:

    This is SO beautiful and such a fitting card for your dear friend. Thank you SO much for including me on this super fun ‘mob’ of wishes….I can’t wait to see/hear her reaction. Lori definitely deserves to be celebrated! This is awesome and your card is just gorgeous <3

  2. Lori Craig Says:

    Your card is so beautiful. Of course it would have PINK cottage roses. I loved your recount of our friendship. I had actually forgotten about the answering machine, but not the excitement that I had when you went and got all dirty on us … LOL. What I remember from those early days is how much you love the Lord and how you just were not afraid to say exactly what you needed or expected in any given situation…I know that if we got you a microphone and a podium, you could rule the world. I love that about you! Thank you so much for all of the effort and time that you put into making this a special day! I am 100% certain that I’ll look back on this as one of my sweetest memories of all time. I love you, Jami.

  3. Vicki Says:

    super sweet Jamie!! Such a sweet tribute to Lori your forever friend!!

  4. Sankari Says:

    so beautiful Jami! Love the stories that you shared!! And your card is just gorgeous!!! Thanks for including me in this awesome hop for Lori!!!
    Sankari 🙂

  5. Tracy Says:

    Oh Jami this beautiful! Lori will love it. I loved reading about your history with Jami. It always amazes me how this hobby has brought so many wonderful people together. Thank you for coordinating this hop & including me! ♥ Tracy

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