Thank you for joining me the past two weeks for this photo blog series to remember Heidi. Tomorrow is April 3rd and represents the 17th anniversary of Heidi’s abduction. I had the idea for this series mid-March and wasn’t sure it was something I wanted to attempt. So when in doubt, pray first! I prayed a few days while ideas and photos kept spinning in my head. I felt strongly to this yet at the same time thought “This is a bit much, even for me” yet the Holy Spirit touched me on the shoulder and said it was time. I am so glad I allowed the ideas to flow as I listened and obeyed (That is a feat in itself, lol).
The goal of this blog series was to share Heidi with all of you as a way to keep her memory alive and let people remember and/or meet Heidi, the person and sister. After deciding to do this I asked my parent’s permission to use the photos and memories online, via the blog. I want to thank them for always supporting me and for joining me on this journey. For my family, thanks for staying on the other side of the curtain while I’m writing…I love you all so much!
As with God, He once again overwhelmed and blessed me daily. I started the journey with one purpose yet within a couple days I was doubly blessed. I received emails, posts, cards and phone calls from so many wonderful people over the past two weeks. Your words of prayer, hope, encouragement and thanks in response to the blog have blessed me above and beyond anything I could have ever imagined.
Ephesians 3:20 – 21 (NLT)
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen
Some continued to ask for tissues while others smiled and offered a hug. Thank you for joining me on this journey of writing, remembering and hoping. Today’s photographs are taken from the last page of photographs in the album. Since April 2nd 1994 was last time I saw my sister I want to end today’s blog with the words written to me within the album.
Easter is on April 24th this year. I still have some more photographs and memories I would like to share with you so I’ve decided to continue our trip down memory lane through Easter with a special photo on Easter to bring smiles to your faces.
Thanks for following my blog, sharing it with your friends, liking it on your Face book page and especially all the words, hugs and hope you’ve given to me in return. The blessings I hadn’t planned on.
Lisa, I love you!
Fill the rest of this with you and Ed.
That’s your future.
This is your past but I’ll still be there.
I love you!!
I haven’t added another photo to this album even though Heidi left half the album empty for my future. As I opened that gift and laughed with enjoyment at the time and love she had put into her gift, I never knew it would become a priceless and prized possession. Thank you for joining me over the past two weeks, this series will conclude tomorrow with a special blog focusing on Heidi’s disappearance. Remember to read Monday’s blog as I reveal my revelation as it pertains to this year’s anniversary.
Also, there is an article in today's Palladium Times (Oswego paper) about Heidi - the teaser has been added to my "Media Coverage" page. As soon as this blog is posted, I'm brushing my hair and heading to the paperbox myself! :)
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323