To the editor:
For the last 11 years, February is a tough month to get through. As sweethearts celebrate Valentine’s day, I am reminded of one of my dearest friends whose birthday fell on Valentine’s. She would have been turning 46 this year. I now find myself going through the motions of life celebrating this day with those I love, but my mind always goes back to the fact that she is no longer here.
Feb. 27 will mark the 11th year of her tragic death, at the hands of those who savagely took her life. Feb. 28 marks the day, 11 years ago, her precious mother found her crumpled on the floor, dead. Her life brutally taken and leaving those who knew and loved her to try to make sense of it all.
She was born Robin Lee Reeves to Joseph and Faye Reeves of Thomson, Ga.
Robin was beautiful, inside and out. She had a smile and a laugh that infected all who came into contact with her. She was a daughter, a mother, a dear friend to many and unforgettable to all. She was a breathing, living, loving person and her absence is daily felt.
She was my friend for 30 years, since the age of 5. We met in kindergarten and she stole my heart, was my confidant, always had my back and taught me many lessons throughout the short time she was here. I miss her every day and long to see her smile, hear her laughter, share secrets with her.
She is not forgotten and never will be. Her spirit lives on through her mother, her children and her friends. We, as those who loved her, have also not forgotten. Never will.
To the killer(s) who took her from us ... we have not forgotten. We live with your choices each and every day. You stole a precious person from so many and your sins, your evil, will not be forgotten. You snuffed out her life on this earth, but yet she lives on. Through our thoughts, memories, stories, in our hearts, she lives on while you are left with her blood on your hands. My prayer for you, is that you are tormented each day and find no rest at night.
That when you try to close your eyes, it is her beautiful, innocent face that you see.
God also remembers. He knows your evil. He knows what you did to Robin on Feb. 27, 2001.
He has not forgotten, nor will he ever.
Now is the time to make it right. Now is the time to confess your crime and be held accountable for what you have done.
Only through speaking the truth of your actions will you ever find a resemblance of peace, of forgiveness.
Do the right thing and come forward and confess your sins.
We will never forget or stop fighting, hoping or praying until justice is found for Robin.