What do all of these have in common?
Each is a symbol of hope. Hope for Heidi M Allen to be found.
This summer there was a lot of media coverage, excitement, and discussion about the case. Many prayed and hoped Heidi would be found to bring peace to my parents and family. Some were overwhelmed when one of the county's biggest cases took the spotlight because it stirred up emotions and memories. I've ran into so many wonderful people who are praying daily and hoping, upon hope, that all of the discussion will bring Heidi home. This was, is, and always will be the family's priority....Heidi. She remains missing over twenty years later.
All the sleepless nights this summer and fall, the heightened "on guard" feelings, and overheard discussions in the store will be worth it...if the root of the discussions bring Heidi home...we continue to pray Heidi's body is discovered. Until then, we ALWAYS HOPE and try to share this with other. One year for Christmas I designed a t-shirt with a heart, Heidi's picture, and the words - "Hope for Heidi". I tried to combine our families symbol of hope, the heart, with the orange associated with our community. The result is an orange heart with Heidi's photograph and Hope displayed for all to see.
A special thanks to David at V Sign Design for modifying my original design to create this beautiful and hope-filled one. This Saturday, I will be at the Presbyterian Church in Mexico, New York, as part of "Christmas in Mexico".
I hope to have some vinyl window clings for sale, along with my books and parent's wood working. The window clings are the same as the banner above. This is one small way we can share Hope for Heidi M Allen with each other and those we might meet. There is no profit made from the window clings, after cost, if there is anything left over - I'll donate it to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Heidi's name.