Since the last time some of you visited the blog, Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey?, released on April third, on the nineteenth anniversary of my only sister's kidnapping. The first draft vomited from heart and mind through the fingers to my keyboard. Six and a half years later, this same vomit transformed into the book available to you today. I spent the past two and a half years sharing my story through this blog, speaking, and in the conversations of those I met.
Today, I continue to enjoy the release of Where's Heidi? (by the way - click on any photo for a link to Amazon to purchase your copy), with a joy and love only God could use to tickle my spirit. Or was it the feather pens I used to sign my books?
There were over two-hundred people at the official kick-off celebration and book signing. My eyes moist with tears most of the evening yet bubbling over with joy and laughter at the same time. I'm thankful for our community and the memories that help me to move forward.
My story opens with a phone call from my aunt to notify me of my sister's disappearance and moves through the minutes, hours, months, and years to follow. I write for God and I write for my sister, Heidi M Allen. Heidi is my younger sister and was a bundle of love, life, and laughter. You know the saying, "Live, Laugh, & Love"? Each time I see these I think of my sister, she probably would have decorated her house with this theme with the personality to match.
So today, I have the pleasure to share a little about my newly published book AND share my wonderful, no fabulous, no...superb little sister. It's National Sibling Day so celebrate your sisters and brothers. If they are alive - give them a call, surprise them with a hug or text, take them out for coffee or dinner, tell them you love and appreciate them, apologize to them, or who knows - ask for forgiveness. Cherish each moment ~ you don't know when your last moments...is the last!
Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey
is written by a sister, after the kidnapping of her only sister.
My sister disappeared on Easter Sunday, April 3, 1994 and remains missing today.
There isn't a day I don't miss, pray, and hope for her.
Cherish your siblings ~ spend time with them, love them, & pray with and for them. God created us all and the bond between sisters is precious as I'm sure any sibling bond can be.
How will you celebrate and appreciate your sibling today?
I have an idea on how to remember mine...and you can help!!