Dearest Rob and Charlene,
I wanted to reach out, as a parent, and say kudos for succinctly and concisely stating, to her abductors, what they have done. I simply admire the courage and absolute resolve to say to these persons “What right do you have”. Not as victims, but as the protectors we all become when we bring a child into this world. Not to a memory, but to a living breathing part of ourselves. Some in the media call the letter an emotional letter; I see it as specific statement of what life has become when these persons intruded on a life course you and your daughter set out on when she came into this life. I cannot come close to knowing this path you are on but I know it is profound and cannot be explained in words what it means to not have Lauren with you. My heart, my soul, the core of what is shared between a mom and a child is with you at this very moment. I will pray for your sustained strength and resolve. And the continued bravery Lauren must show in these days until she is returned to you.