Continue to pray for Amanda, Gina, and Michelle’s health, healing, their re-entry and adjustment to living and interacting with their family and communities. I can’t imagine the journey yet to be traveled by these strong women and their families but I know each time God places them on my heart, a prayer will be lifted.
An encouraging factor to me is there is evidence it’s possible for all three of them, and Amanda’s daughter, to have successful lives. Alicia Kozakiewicz, Elizabeth Smart, and Jaycee Dugard come to mind ~ each have extended words of wisdom, advice, and encouragement to Amanda, Gina, and Michelle over the past few days. These young women understand and have a common bond; they survived horrific circumstances that no child should experience.
It is the aspect and possibility that Heidi might be alive somewhere that triggers a different thought process for me. My only sister disappeared on April 3, 1994 and is presumed dead yet as I reflect on last week’s events…”presumption” isn’t a definitive. What if Heidi is alive? Would she know how much we love and miss her? What if she is able to access the Internet and read this blog ~ does she know we haven’t given up hope?
In case Heidi is one of God’s miracles waiting to happen, I will share a letter written from one sister to another on tomorrow’s blog. If Heidi was able to find this blog, may she know I haven’t given up hope ~ just accepted a new reality. This might not make sense to some, yet the waiting family understands.
Be sure to read tomorrow’s blog and my note to Heidi.