Today I've posted a photograph of a sign dedicating the bridge in memory of my sister. I remember the day we gathered as a family with the community, politicians, law enforcement and the media as this bridge was dedicated. The new County Route 1 wasn't open to traffic yet so we all ventured by foot on this newly paved road.
As I walked on the damp pavement I remembered days of playing in that same spot as a child. While we were growing up, it wasn't a highway but the field joining my parents home with my grandparents. We spent hours chasing each other, playing hide-n-seek, doing hay, fishing and ice skating in this field...but on this day, we were walking to remember Heidi as the missing eighteen year old from New Haven. A bitter sweet moment - if there has to be a road and bridge on the land that held our childhood memories, at least Heidi's name would forever be connected to this small community.
Following the official dedication ceremony my parents opened up there home to everyone. It was a full house to say the least. There was laughter, tears and political speeches. While the company was mixed we all knew why we were there...to remember Heidi.
I write to keep her memory and story alive. I write to help others heal and see the good and value in life after the loss of a sibling. This sign inspires me because a variety of people came together to first establish this sign, obtain the necessary paperwork and to build, erect and bring a dream to fruition.
Thank you for remembering Heidi! You inspire us to keep hoping...
Inpiration to Write
1. YOU - my encouragers, supporters and prayer partners
2. My Community - orange ribbons of remembrance
3. Missing Person's Flyers - fading in the window, nearly 17 years later
4. Governmental Support
5. ??? - read tomorrow's blog to find out
Yesterday's Writing Accomplishment: Finished Chapter 7 and emailed it out!
Today's Writing Goal: Change Scripture verse at the end of chap. 7 and start chapter 8 revisions
Tomorrow's Writing Goal: Continue with Chapter 8 revisions - hope to have it done by Friday.
NOTE: I've been receiving emails and calls regarding the March issue of "Today's CNY Woman" magazine. I found it at the Wegmans in Clay and the Valley News in Fulton is suppose to have copies. On their website you can also "contact them" to find out where you could pick up an issue. Make sure you tell them why you are looking - help You can view it online at: http://cnywoman.drupalgardens.com/