Lauren's Mother writes her a Letter
Your room's about the same
as you left it. I've made a few changes -- I've added pictures of you on
the walls and doors. Soon there won't be much left uncovered.
miss you when I hear a song on the radio, when I close my eyes to
sleep, when I open them to wake. I miss you the way I would miss my best
I miss you so, but not like your sisters and
brothers do. You were Patty, Leslie, and Allan's first baby. They oohed
and ahhed over every word. The miracle of your first step -- they acted
like it was new at every footfall. The girls picked out your dress for
your first day of preschool and fussed over your face and hair while I
worked on the breakfast dishes. You mean so much to them.
youngest is really an important child in the family. They see more
changes with more independence than any other child. I was the youngest,
and know this.
I hope your being gone is only part of your independence.
Prayer is my only recourse now that we've explored every other possiblity and have come up empty-handed.
Lauren, you are so important to this family. We love you and miss you.
who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow
of the Almighty. He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter
you with his wings."
She is still missing and we are still hoping for her safe return!
If you have any idea as to her whereabouts or what may have happened to her please contact the Madison County Sheriffs Office at (540) 948-5161.