On April 3, 2013, Heidi will be missing nineteen years. This is the first time we, my entire family and me, have anxiously awaited the arrival of this date. Up until this anniversary, the months and days leading up to the 4/3 heightened anxiety and feelings repressed creep back into our lives.
This year though, we celebrate. God is doing a mighty work in our family through the actual writing, publishing, and sharing of Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey. Yes, this is a book to share my feelings and interpretations from the moment my sister disappeared until today yet it is so much more. It is evidence of God's love, provision, and healing in our lives.
May He be glorified and lives touched as people read this book. With thanksgiving just over a week away, I am reminded of the Sunday morning I was invited to church. The day I realized God never left me, I left Him. Thank goodness the Holy Spirit stirred my heart when a child invited me to church. So much to be thankful for.
What are you thankful for this year
as the holidays approach?
*The revisions are submitted and I heard from the publisher this morning, my 2nd draft copy is in the mail! WooHoo!
*I continue to prepare for two speaking engagements in December.
Our Tuesday blogs are titled, T.0.P.'s Tuesday
and will provide you with information relating to the release of Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey. It might be an upcoming speaking engagement, the cover, an excerpt, or bizarre tidbits about the publishing process you may not be aware of.
Why is is called T.O.P.'s Tuesday? Great question!
Heidi played volleyball for the Bishop Cunningham Jr./Sr.
High School until it closed in 1992. On February 14th, 1992
the Palladium Times (an Oswego, New York newspaper) named
my sister, Heidi M. Allen athlete of the week. This was exciting and we were all proud of her but it was the name they gave her
that stirred the most attention, "Tower of Power".