In years past I've spent a week or more sharing photos and memories with you all. Last year I did a short blog series called, "Missing My Sister: Heidi M. Allen" Part I, Part II, and Part III. To read these, click on the part you'd like to read. A look back to one year ago. One thing remains the same, I miss my sister and continue to pray she is found one day.
A tradition I enjoy and miss on Good Friday is the annual Cross Walk. A few years ago, my mother-in-law and one of my sister-in-laws, went together. As we walked through Oswego listening to Scriptures read, singing hymns, and alternating turns carrying the cross...there was something more special happening. The cross walk is a witness of our faith for others to see. I couldn't find information for the one in Oswego but there was one in Fulton, NY today. If you've never experienced a "Cross Walk", I encourage you to step out, it's beautiful. Sorry the blog posted after the start time this year, but mark it on your calendar for next year, you will be moved and understand the importance of Good Friday.
I had a few different ideas for a blog but with it being Good Friday, wasn’t sure how to move forward and share on this anniversary. God is faithful and answers prayer. Rather than writing more, I invite you to visit my friend, author, and speaker, Elaine W. Miller’s blog today. Her servant’s heart and gift to write are demonstrated once again. As she blogged about Good Friday, she remembered Heidi and those that love Heidi. To read Elaine’s blog, click here for a direct link. If you prefer to copy and paste, her website is: http://elainewmiller.blogspot.com/
In addition to Elaine’s blog, Sean Kirst wrote a beautiful article on Syracuse.com to highlight Heidi’s personality and a snip-it of how anniversaries and Easter effect our family and others who love and care for Heidi.
If other blogs or media share Heidi on this, the 21st anniversary of her abduction, I’ll try to post links below so you have one place to connect, view, and share. As always, thank you for remembering Heidi. Our family, her friends, and our community. Her kidnapping touched many lives, well beyond the extent we could ever reach. May God bless you in return.
Thank you News Channel 9 for sharing And remembering Heidi, like so many others, 21 years later.