I met Lori on a girls night out. My friend Amber and I once a week would go out together for a girls night. We sat at the bar in Fort Worth and sat next to 2 other ladies Lori and Phil. The rule had it, 4 or more girls got free appetizers. We joined together and got our free food. Afterwards we went bar to bar hanging out as girls night went on.
All of this was shortly after Sean’s suicide so Amber told Lori what was going on and we talked about life the rest of the night because on so many levels we could relate. Instantly I knew what a strong, amazing person Lori is and we instantly had a connection.
I am going to share a video that explains how I feel about Lori:
Now listen again to what he says from 3:30-3:40.
“Not every day is going to offer us a chance to save somebody’s life but every day offers us an opportunity to affect one. So get in the game, save the shoes”.
This is Lori in life. She may not be a hero to the world but she saw the opportunity to make a difference in my life and she did without even stopping to think about it. Ever since I met her 6 months ago, she has been encouragement and support. Here is someone that hasn’t known me long yet the kind words and friendship shown speaks volume to the kind of person she is at heart. It is these acts that matter so much.
We have shared life stories and there is so much that we have in common. Lori handles herself with an amazing sense of pride that shows how truly strong she is. It isn’t hard to benefit from her strength and encouragement. Lori’s confidence in life makes it easy to see that there is someone in this world that makes a difference in the lives of others without asking anything in return. Lori is very beautiful inside and out and it is my privilege to share moments of life with her.