1 year ago
You spoke up and stood up for someone else when nobody else did. You protected another person who needed it and you shined a light every place where there had been darkness. You did it for reasons and in a manner that your family and those closest to what happened know for sure that your courage and actions touched lives in a positive way.
And then you experienced more trouble than ever should have come your way because of it. At times you felt scrutinized, questioned, and criticized—because you were by some people. You wanted to feel that others were standing by you—but what you got was someone standing on you.
All the while your family and a number of others (you know who they are) were with you, believing in you and applauding you. But even people who believe in God don’t always feel his presence when they need it most. I hope that you have faith that even when you aren’t seeing it or feeling it, love is right there with you, next to you, and inside of you at all times.
I know that you will continue to face and rise up to meet challenges, and in the aftermath act with grace and love. I know that you will figure out how to do that, even when it seems like it would be the hardest thing to pull off. I am proud of you. I love you.
Laura, you are a hero and today I sing for you.