To the Entire Family of Avigail Rock!
I am beyond sorry for your loss.
Avigail changed my life, she helped me have a new life. She taught me Torah, and she taught me about life. She welcomed me into the Jewish people. She taught me how to stand up for myself. I always trusted her to daven for me, because I knew she cared, and wanted the best for me. I almost never ask people to daven for me, even through I daven for others. She was my adviser. I think of her everyday because of all she did for me. I will continue to do so. I’m an only child, I have a very small family I always describe her as the big sister I never had. Avigail gave me one of the best friendships of my life. She encouraged my writing, she encouraged me not to settle. A few years ago she offered to help me out of a bad situation. She didn’t have to, I took care of it. She showed me what it was to be brave, and that’s why I took care of it. I was so sad for myself when you left FL. and went back to Israel, but I wrote to her that I was happy for her that she was going home to Israel. It’s where she always wanted to be. The world is so differant now. Avigail can never be replaced. My thoughts are with all of you. I’m davening for you.
I remember on a visit to Boca, Avigail said that everyone thinks of a family when they are sitting Shiva, but then many go on. She said the family needs people after Shivah, maybe even more, because after is when things sink in, and it gets quiet. I agree. I agreed with almost 100% of what she said. Therefore, if you need anything soon after Shivah please, let me know. You are not alone, and you are not alone in your grief. If you need anything ever let me know.
Lauren Leora Tikva