5 Year Anniversary of Kristin's Murder|
Posted Aug 31, 2005
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August 25 marks the 5th anniversary of my daughter's murder. It is of great relief to finally know that Kristin's suspected killer is behind bars and no longer a part of society. My heart goes out to the families and friends of the other victims of this predator, as well as to all victims of violent crimes.
Kristin's killer is a coward who preys upon those who are physically weaker than him. He has changed so many people's lives by his savage acts. There are no words to express the pain that you feel when you lose a loved one by a violent act. I am comforted to know that this murderer cannot harm another person.
This year I would like everyone to celebrate Kristin's enthusiasm for life. Her spirit encourages me to enjoy the wonderful things that life still has to offer. However, I will never again feel the joy that only a child can bring into your life. I cherish all the memories I have with my daughter.
Again, I would like to thank all the people who have supported me since Kristin's death, most notably my family and close friends. I credit you all with my survival. I am extremely fortunate to have a close and loving family who are always there for me. My sister, Renee, has worked closely with law enforcement since the beginning, in search of Kristin's killer. She has never wavered in her determination to find this predator, and it finally paid off. I admire and am forever grateful to the AR State Police, the FBI and the Morrilton Sheriff's office for their undaunted pursuit of Kristin's killer.
Kristin's friends have also given me great comfort and support throughout the years and I love being a part of their lives. I am also very fortunate to have co-workers who have shown me extraordinary compassion and understanding over the past five years. Last, but certainly not least, I would like to thank everyone who has written into Kristin's website, for their heartfelt and endearing messages. Your words have given me tremendous comfort and hope. I truly believe that there are more good people than evil people in this world, as evidenced by your genuine kindness.
My family and I are so grateful that justice will be served for my daughter's murder.
I love you, Kristin.