Lori Anderson's honor was not something I could possibly say no to.
I've been following Lori's blog for a couple of years now. I was introduced to it through a friend of mine who had heard about the Bead Soup Blog Party.
I definitely stalked the blog in anticipation of joining in on the next blog hop, but then I became a bit more involved by commenting. I quickly noticed how very sweet and genuine a person Lori is. She is a wonderfully caring person. She even sent a personal email to me after some hard times I had posted about in my blog to make sure I was okay. This was totally unexpected, but greatly appreciated.
So, Lori, I just want you to know that you're amazing, and you are without a doubt loved and appreciated for all the things you do. Your blog, the Bead Soup Cafe, and the Bead Soup Blog Party itself have all provided an endless source of inspiration, and I hope to continue participating for years to come.