Letter from Kelly

When I sat down to think of a memory of Lauren to share today I was stuck. Events were not coming to mind, I could not think of a moment to define her. I realized that what was defining her was my heart. Feelings were racing through my heart: wonder, happiness, love, hope, friendship.

I realized that Lauren is not a moment, she is an emotion. She has touched each of our hearts and has changed us from the inside out. My mind is clearer, my heart is fuller. This new emotion is a part of me. I will take it with me as I continue walking through life. I will walk with Lauren.

Take her, take this emotion, with you, share it, express it and love each day more deeply because she is a part of you.

Kelly Manning