Friends, strangers, colleagues, and others ask, "How are you? Really?" Initially I simply said, "Okay, thanks for asking." And then as I thought more about how to answer this difficult question, God tapped me on the shoulder as if to say, "Don't you notice the difference?" It was in the quiet of prayer I realized what God was trying to get me to see.
This summer, my parents and I put together a statement to share with the media that was diligently following up with us throughout the searches. It was difficult to put into words how we felt yet we wanted you and those following the news to know how much we appreciated their support, encouragement, and prayers. My parents couldn't do this, so I did. I didn't do it alone though...Auntie M drove and God help me up and gave me the strength.
What has changed? What realization did God share with me?
I'm stronger because of this tragedy and each lesson learned along the way. This summer when my parents weren't strong enough to talk with reporters and make statements, I was able to do this for them...for Heidi...for all of you who continue to encourage and pray for Heidi and our family.
One important thing that helps me, my family, Heidi's friends, and our community continue to move forward and focus on prayer and hope is this...Heidi is still missing!!
Regardless of what "break" you might read about in the case or story you see on the news, Heidi's family, friends, and community still close their eyes at night asking...Where's Heidi? and if tomorrow will be the day the answer is revealed.
We will NEVER give up Hope for Heidi M Allen to be found. Thank you for joining us in prayer, for your encouragement, and keeping the focus on the missing girl...Heidi Allen.
Thank you for remembering Heidi and joining us in prayer for her return.
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323