After a year long debate I have decided it was time for my family to express ourselves (Feb. 15, "House Oks 'Aubree Jo's law'").
On February 23, 2011 we lost our precious little angel, Aubree in a horrific car accident. This tragedy has tore a hole in our hearts so huge that our lives will never be the same. It has tossed our emotions around like helpless little ships at the mercy of the stormy sea. We love and miss little miss Aubree just as much and just the same as the Andersons. Addiction has claimed the life of a beautiful and innocent life. I believe drugs and alcohol are the devils doorway straight to hell and as a parent I feel I did all I could do help my daughter get her life turned around.
Some might say that I enabled her, but some do not know me or my family. They say it takes a drug addict to know one. The ultimate decision lies in the heart of the addicted. They have to want it. You cannot do it for them.
Loosing Aubree was so hard and so devastating that there just had to be something good come out of such a horrible nightmare.
My family is grateful for the passing of Aubree Jo's Law.
It is a tribute to a loving little girl with a big heart. But there is so much more to Aubree's story than what the public hears.
So, without taking any of the pain and anguish away from the Andersons, or what they have achieved out of such an unbelievable loss, I just want the public to know that there are two families mourning the loss of Aubree.
We loved her just as deeply and devotedly as any grandparents and loving family would.
If you know some one who is struggling with addiction, both families please communicate your concerns together for the safety of the children. Choose to work as one family, not enemies.
I pray no other family has to go through what my family has due to addiction.
Lisa D. Glenn