It's been one year since Maren jumped off the Aurora Bridge to her death. We'll never know or understand why, but we do know the hurt and pain she left us with. Will it ever go away?
We've promised to never forget her, but even without a promise, how could we? She was an amazing girl. Not yet 16 at the time of her death, she was smart and pretty and athletic. She was very well liked by her friends and she was one of those rare girls who liked and was kind to everyone.
My heart especially aches for her family today. The two sisters she left behind, her mom and dad. I can't even pretend to imagine their pain.
Maren, I truly believe you acted in anger and haste and would not have jumped had you stopped to think. Such a horrid act that can never be undone. We'll always miss you and always wonder what you would have become and done had you lived on.
I hope your soul is in peace.