Last year, for the 20th anniversary of Heidi's disappearance, Heidi's family, friends, and community gathered at the New Haven Fire Hall. Similar to 1994 when she disappeared, the doors flooded with people stopping to say hi, share a memory, and remember the young teen taken from us to soon. This year, with respect for Good Friday, we aren't gathering as a community to remember Heidi but instead, to remember the sacrifice of death on a cross by Jesus.
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/
Thank you News Channel 9 for sharing And remembering Heidi, like so many others, 21 years later.
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323