This is a good article but these words say more than Lauren knew......it was far too close.
Anna shared words from another teenager's life; for the first time, she read from Lauren's diary in public. Her daughter's words were prophetic.
"I think humanity may be losing touch with itself. . . . Unfortunately, it usually takes a huge trauma to get people to realize what's important," Lauren wrote. "And I feel that's what's going to happen. I think something's going to go down to wake up everyone. I feel it may happen in my lifetime."
Remember how you felt that day, Anna urged the crowd. The reality. The shock. "What couldn't happen here happened here," she said.
Remember the promises made then: to spend more time with family, to listen more to our children, to be more honest, truthful and loving.
"I urge all of us who survived that day to become living memorials, following these beacons of hope whose lights cannot be extinguished," she said.
My two cents,