To the Turpin children:
You may not know who I am, but I have been praying for you the moment I heard your names.
The world may have moved on, but your story is just beginning. I know because I have been there. I have been in a place where I did not know how to move forward and begin my life much later than I should have. I know that this is just the beginning on a road to a happier and brighter future, and I know while some days may seem like a struggle to get through, each day brings with it a new sense of hope. It will slowly get easier, and one day without even knowing it, you will be the person you always wanted to be.
I know there may be does you will be plagued with the question of “why?”
Why did this happen? Why me? Why?
And while you may never have the answers you are looking for, you will find other answers when and where you least expect it. You were meant to survive, to show others that despite all the darkness and pain, we all serve a purpose much greater than ourselves, and while we may not know each other, I know you are capable of great things and I believe in you.
We rarely choose how our stories begin, but we can choose how it will end. This is not the end, but merely a new chapter in a story that will one day change the world. Your story has moved me in ways I cannot begin to describe, and if you ever feel yourself feeling hopeless and overwhelmed, I hope you hold onto hope. Because it gets so much better.
I don’t know you, but I love you. You all shine brighter than the darkness and there is no limit to what you can achieve.