Kristina & Amber

On November 19th, my friend, Kristina Dodson, lost her battle with ALS.  She’s pictured here with her daughter, Amber – two beautiful women.

Kristina was also a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and we met at the 2012  annual Stampin’ Up! convention.  She lived in Kansas and I am in California so when we met up each year, we had so much to talk about. We would email throughout the year and looked forward to seeing each other at Convention.  During that first convention, we would meet in the evenings in the lobby of our hotel and talk for hours.

At our next Convention, in July 2013,  we roomed together and had a great time. Kristina had just been diagnosed with ALS a few months earlier.

In July 2014, Kristina’s daughter, Amber, came to Convention with her.  The two of them shared a very special bond and I am so happy that I was able to spend time with both of them.  We found so much to laugh about and it was a trip that I will never forget.

That same year Kristina and I both were celebrating milestones with Stampin’ Up!.  It was my 5th year and her 10th.  It was special that we were able to go onstage together.

Kristina was a very special person and I feel so blessed that she came into my life. I will forever be grateful for our friendship.  I will miss her dearly.

K & I on stage_edited-1

Kristina and I July 2013

Kristina and I
July 2013