I've realized I take life for granted. I don't live for the moment I live in the past. I've decided to stop and just live my life. Everything happens for a reason. I've had a few people pass this summer that I've known or been really close to...even tho it hurts, god had that plan for them to go. It made me think a lot though of how tomorrow isn't always promised. You should cherish life and the people that you are blessed to have in it because you never know when they'll be gone. I wanted to say sorry to everyone and anyone I've ever made fun of...or hurt or been a bad friend to. I don't want to lose the friends I have... and if we use to be friends...i wanna be friends again. This summer has completely changed my life and church has had a huge part of it. I'm not going to live my life with any regrets. I'm not going to follow the "crowd". I'm just going to be myself and live my life with the people I love and care about.
So please... don't try to start drama with me I don't want it. Let's not get into stupid fights over boys or my space or anything. I would hate to lose someone and have our last memories be us fighting or hating each other or anything of that sort.
This summer has really changed my perspective at life. I've made amazing new friends and started talking to old ones, and I hope i never lose any of you.
June 4, 1992 - May 10, 2009
Editor's Note: Kara was a very active junior at Little Elm High School in Dallas Texas who played volleyball and soccer among her many other activities. She was returning home from a concert when she was killed by a drunk driver going the wrong way. Kara’s heroic action of making a hard swerve to the right just before impact saved the life of her friend, Jessica who was in the passenger side of the vehicle. Jessica only suffered minor injuries.
Michael Taylor, Kara’s father just found this note written by his daughter before she died and he kindly gave We Save Lives permission to reprint it.
Please share this with your family and friends who may think twice before driving impaired. Because we care...