It is our JOY to celebrate Tori on the blog today! Her birthday was yesterday and we are continuing the celebration today!
As part of the team, she organizes our clients, schedules all of our sessions and culls LIKE A BOSS. Seriously, so grateful for her record-speed culling. More than being MP’s Office Manager, she has added to our lives as a good friend. She encourages all of us, is the most sincere listener, and is ready and willing to hold you on your worst days. She is known on our team for the love she gives in just being with her.
Happy birthday, dear Tori! It is our delight to work alongside you and an honor to be loved by you!
Something her character has taught you this year:
Oh man! This girl is SO full of grace and incredibly positive. This year, at least for me, has brought a lot of changes and a ton of adjustments. She is quick to point me to grace towards myself when I mess up, not frustration, which then encourages me to do better. But it also has taught me to be the type of friend that offers a safe space to mess up, without judgment. She has also taught me not to allow things to weigh so heavily on my heart because, in the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t deserve that much attention. – Ingrid
Regardless of what comes her way, she remains grounded and faithful first and foremost to Jesus. I have watched her persevere and push through hard situations while remaining positive. – Wayne
I feel that Tori works hard at all she does and doesn’t complain. I’ve been so encouraged by her and how she chooses joy in all she pursues. – Kim
This year, I learned a lot about faithfulness from Tori. This girl is the most committed person I know. She encountered some major challenges year with school, friendships and in work environments. What I saw in her was a faithfulness to finish the tasks she had been called to. She really pushed through this year. Through challenges and misunderstandings and when she wasn’t been valued. Through this, she taught me the importance of trusting the sovereignty of God in all things and being faithful to the places He has called us. – Ashley
Your favorite memory with her from this year:
My favorite memory is sharing my labor and delivery with her in the room. She’s one of my favorite people and it meant the world to me to have her by my side. – Ingrid
To me, my birthday isn’t really a big deal, but this year Tori stopped by the house with Ashley just before midnight to deliver some of my favorite goodies and to make it a big deal. I appreciated that very much. Thanks for the schnacks. – Wayne
I had so much fun at our team party with her. It was great to get to hang out with her and celebrate all the Lord has done. I love getting to spend time catching up and getting to know her better. Anytime I’m with her, she makes me laugh. – Kim
One of my favorite memories with Tori from this year was getting to see the musical Wicked with her. We grew up listening to this musical. When we would drive up to Virginia for a family vacation, we would belt out ‘Popular’ for and the other musical numbers for hours (much to our Dad and brother’s dismay). It was a 12-hour drive to our grandmother’s house. What better way to pass the time. lol. What a gift it was to watch her experience the story that she has known for years come alive before her very eyes. – Ashley
Something you are proud of her for:
I have always said she is the hardest and most disciplined worker. But besides that, I can honestly say that her love for others is just so sincere that it makes me want to have a more softened heart towards others. God has made her a gateway for many to experience Him, for sure. – Ingrid
I have had the pleasure of working with Tori and helping her with a few of her classes. She works extremely hard at school and continues to strive towards her goals. I admire (and sympathize with) her drive to persevere through the hardship that is school. – Wayne
She is such a hard worker! She works two jobs and is a full-time student. In the midst of her full schedule, she still shows up and cares for those around her. – Kim
I am so proud of her determination & disciple. Whether that is school, work, friendships, working out or just loving her people, she is incredibly disciplined with the activities and people that she pursues. – Ashley
A way that she has reflected Jesus to you this past year:
She is kind-hearted, comforting and gentle. You always leave Tori feeling like you were filled. – Ingrid
Tori has the Servant’s heart. She does not hesitate to love through serving others first. – Wayne
Tori is one that constantly serves others. This past year I have seen this by has she works behind the scenes to help our team so much. She is humble like Jesus and faithful in all the things she does. – Kim
Tori reflects Jesus to me in the way that she offers grace. She is so quick to offer forgiveness. She also assumes the best of people even when they hurt or disappoint her. I’m so thankful for the ways that she has reflected Jesus to me by offering me grace and unconditional love this past year. – Ashley
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TORI! You’re so worthy of being loved, celebrated and honored!
We LOVE YOU BIG! – Ingrid, Wayne, Kim & Ashley