Monday, May 23, 2011

Lori Lists


I have a friend named Lori. I would like to explain a few things about her. Since I express myself best in lists, I thought I would use lists as the medium to paint this picture.







How We Know Each Other
We met online when we were both entrenched in our pre-adoption paperwork hell.

We met face-to-face while we were both staying at the Shiny River Hotel in Ust Kamenogorsk Kazakhstan while going through the in-country phases of our adoptions.

Why I Like Her
She's snarky.

She has a gigantic heart.

She's approximately my age but looks half that b/c she's beautiful, skinny and put together so elegantly (OK, these are all reasons I hate her).

She's a fellow adoptive Mom.

She's a fellow large-family Mom.

She immerses herself in charitable works that have helped countless children.

She's smart as a whip.

She's funny as hell.


How She Has Helped Me
She brought me peanut butter in Kazakhstan when we had depleted our rations.

She and her family were pack mules for me when they agreed to take many suitcases worth of crayons and coloring books to Julie's orphanage when they went back at Christmas time for the second phase of their adoption.

She was a lifeline to my kids for me in Almaty Kazakhstan as she and her family waited with my kids and their escort for the return trip to America. She provided this poor Mama with pictures and verbal updates on how they were doing at a time when time was crawling for me till I could see my kids again.

She has boosted my blog readership by posting some of my posts on her blog, catapulting my ranking by leaps and bounds.

She has provided me with support and encouragement when I have struggled with parenting a child with RAD.

Why You Should Check Her Out
She's snarky.

She has a gigantic heart.

She immerses herself in charitable works that have helped countless children.

She's smart as a whip.

She's funny as hell.

Through her blog she has connected several waiting children with forever families. SHE HAS CONNECTED SEVERAL WAITING CHILDREN WITH THEIR FOREVER FAMILIES.
That's right, there are fewer children in this world without families because of Lori.

Why I'm Blogging About Her
OK so you know how I'm always begging for votes for that Top Mommy Blog? Well, she's on it too. She's actually on top of the whole pile of 1200+ blogs on that list. Only recently she has slipped from the #1 position to the #2 position. I have nooooooo idea why. But I want her back in that #1 spot. Because SHE HAS CONNECTED SEVERAL WAITING CHILDREN WITH THEIR FOREVER FAMILIES. So the more hits Lori's blog gets, the more children find families. Simple as that.

Plus she's funny as hell.



Check her out. Now.
http://fiveofmyown.blogspot.com/
Click on the brown button on her blog to get her back up to #1.
Then come back here to vote for me, too. Peon that I am.


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2 comments:

Lori Printy said...

are you kidding me? I'm all verklempt.

No seriously you made me tear up.

I can't believe you wrote this. A mention-no a whole post by my favorite writer in blogland!

I am humbled.


I forgot about the peanut butter,

but I do remember on your last day in Kaz, you gave me a coffee mug whilst cheering something to the effect of "ha ha sucker, I'm out of here!"

farmbeachgal said...

Verklempt, Lori? See there you go being smart as a whip again.

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