Some children don’t make it from the womb, others die before they cross the threshold for kindergarten, and some suffer with childhood disease. No particular situation is any less painful for the parents, siblings, family, and community affected. No amount of words can heal the hurt. No amount of screaming, crying, or muteness will bring our loved ones back. They are gone. Not by our choice yet gone.
Heidi lived a full and joyful life. Her smile, laughter, and energy are permanent etchings on the hearts of all who knew her and even some introduced to her via this blog. Today I choose to live, no hiding under the covers or hiding from the world. I don’t plan on running a marathon or traveling the county but I’m going to do things a little differently.
I hope you enjoy. There are new pictures on each page too. I hope you enjoy the new look and thank you again for remembering Heidi and our entire family today.
Eighteen years ago, I was searching for Heidi and running from God. I might still be searching for Heidi and answers to her whereabouts BUT I’m running in God’s strength. He carries me, loves me, and there is no need to search for any other…He is the One True God.
18 Years Living and 18 Years Missing. A Sad Anniversary of Heidi Allen's Kidnapping.
"Where were you April 3, 1994? Here's a clue: it was Easter Sunday. Many of us were waking to Easter baskets and sunrise services and new clothes and fun with our families.
April 3, 1994 changed the life of one family. Their 18 year old daughter and sister and granddaughter and niece was abducted from the D & W Convenience Store in New Haven, NY in the early morning, never to be seen by her family again.
Just about the time our own little ones were waking us excited to begin the annual Easter basket search, a different type of search was beginning to find Heidi M. Allen..."