How to begin writing something so awful, and so sad. Yesterday was just a normal ordinary day. I woke up, drove home to Corvallis, went for a run, took Brody to the park, went to class, made dinner, and watched the news.
"Police conducting death investigation at sorority house in Corvallis."
I am naive, and have always thought nothing like this would actually happen to a woman I know, let alone someone I consider a sister. At times we often wonder why such horrible things like this happen to such wonderful people. When people have asked me that same question, I have always responded: "With every death, a miracle is born."
Lauren was a beautiful charismatic young woman. She cared for her friends, she cared for her family, she cared about her sorority and she cared about her future. Being able to witness such a passionate heart, and beautiful soul has truly been a blessing. I am so thankful for the support of my sisters of Alpha Chi Omega. I am so thankful for the support of the Greek Community at Oregon State University. I am so thankful for the support of the campus students at Oregon State University. I am so thankful for the support around the world that are just as hurt by this event as I am. It is such a beautiful thing to watch all of us come together, and support one another in love and unity. After all, that's what sisters are for.
To find the words to say is tough enough. Although you were adopted into a family of angels, you were a true angel to begin with. "Wherever you fly, this isn't goodbye. Our love will follow you, stay with you, you're never alone." Thank you for your kind heart. Thank you for your compassionate love. Thank you for your friendship. Thank you for your spirit. We may have lost one of our sisters, but this world has gained a true angel.
You will forever be in our hearts, and I am so incredibly proud to have
had the chance to get to know such a wonderful and amazing human being. May God spoil you with his love, and may you rest in peace beautiful girl. You are and will forever be missed.