Happy Birthday Lori!
Adventurer, international personality and traveler. My love, my Queen, my Sweet Heart.
The best mommy there ever was. Wonderful at fixing cuts, fixing dinner and kissing little and big boy sorrows away. Willing to look at a cool bug or reptile, and knows every plant there is with interest of a first time being seen. Happy to go to the creek with an inquisitive 6 year old boy to see minnows and crawdads. Able to battle large mounds of laundry and beat back the dust and dirt of an unruly house in an uncomplaining flash of an eye. Where every meal (even left overs) are a banquet. Able to withstand the smell of teen age boys bad breath and B.O. on the way to Church with a smile and a secret stash of tick tacks. Able to sooth a hard day from a husbands hours of work and endure her own with peaceful joy. All with the heart of a saint, who prays for everyone else all the same. Quick with a wit, and quick with an "I love you".
As beautiful and kind as the day I met you in 1987.
I love you.