Four years ago Lauren closed her eyes to this world and opened them to another. There are truly no words to describe how much our whole family misses her. I donâ€™t know just how she did it but she managed to understand people on a deep soul level. She made them feel seen, understood and loved.
While I was thinking of what to put in this post, I came across some cards she had given me over the years and thought it would be a nice visual for you guys to see how special she made me feel. There are a few Eddie Izzard references in there, a hockey reference (dare you to find it) and one goofing on her very own mom, Cousin Oâ€™Love for wearing a pajama top out in public. (Not on purpose, I donâ€™t think!)
Lauren had a very sweet and gentle spirit, full of love and light. She encouraged me in all my woo-woo activities because she knew what was in my heart and trusted that. We were partners in crime, permanently twelve years old (and donâ€™t you know she would have gladly gone with me to see David Cook just because) and soul sisters from many, many lives together.
I wish she were still here for a million reasons (not all of them selfish),but I know that when I close my eyes here and wake up there, she will be waiting for me with arms wide open.
On this day, I celebrate and honor all that Laurenâ€™s life meant to me and to many others and send out a beam of yellow light to Cousin Oâ€™Love, Laâ€™s dad Steve and Artsy McFartsy herself. Life isnâ€™t the same without her, is it?
â€œWith every goodbye you learn â€¦.â€