Happy Birthday, Cori!
It bothered me when my middle sister, Cori decided she wanted to be a writer. Writing was my thing and I was too immature to realize how flattering it should have been. More than that, I hadn’t the insight to see how talented she was either. I can only wonder what her gift might have developed into eventually.
Today would have been Cori’s 35th birthday. I realized about a month ago that 35 was sort of the “magic” number for me in realizing my writing dreams. And so, even though she’s not physically with us today, I thought Cori deserved to celebrate with her very first published work. I can almost hear the nervous excitement of her giggling about finding her name on the cover of a book.
Tiffani and Nikki had never been friends, though they’d known each other since kindergarten. When they’re forced to take cover with some of their classmates during a storm, they’ll discover that sometimes good friendships and first loves can be found when you least expect them.
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Cori was a lover – She had a heart bigger than Texas and was as loyal as they come.
Cori was a giggler – To this day I can still hear in my mind the sound of that rolling laughter. And she laughed often.
Cori was a toucher – It sometimes annoyed me that she was constantly hugging and touching and grabbing my hand. What I wouldn’t give for that today.
Cori was a writer – she barely had time to explore this talent that I know she clearly had, yet still I know that we’re blessed to have a few pieces that were snippets of the dreams within her heart.