I'm grateful we were able to spend parts of that day together, and I don't know if I've ever been so glad that I often hug people goodbye. I'm grateful that I have such wonderful friends, and I don't know if I've ever been so glad to just be able to sit and be silent with one another, knowing we're there for each other. Yesterday a dear friend left us, but I was fortunate enough to also welcome a blessed new life into the world.
You meant so much to so many, and we're lucky to have had you in our lives. Even in leaving this world, you helped others. Lauren, you will be missed.