Photos designed and used with permission from Donna Seabrook ~ Thank you again Donna!
Since January, some family and friends have attended the hearings, one month and one week at a time. Today starts week four. The hearing is a result of motions (I think that is what they are called) filed in July 2014.
The hearing will determine if Heidi's kidnapper will receive a new trial. Some think the hearing will conclude this week and others aren't sure. I have no wisdom in this area but will be thankful when both sides have concluded. Like most of you, we have been praying for twenty-one years for the answer to my parent's first question...Where's Heidi?. A question left unanswered still.
As the hearing concludes, our hope and prayer is the same. Thanks to the recent stories and accounts, Heidi's case and disappearance are on the hearts and minds of many. Some who never knew Heidi are now aware. Awareness, discussion, hope, and prayers have multiplied over the past months...prayers for Heidi, truth, and justice.
Some ask, "How do you want me to pray?" or "What are you praying for?" I'll be honest, my prayer is the same today as April 3, 1994...for Heidi to be found. Today, I pray she is found so she can be given a proper burial and so my parent's dying words aren't, "Keep looking for Heidi, we love her but we can't wait any longer." Words I've heard from other loved ones before they closed their eyes and breathed their last breath. I can't bear the thought of this happening to my parents too, no parent should go through this.
No one knows what will happen today, this week, or after the judge renders his decision yet if this process helps to bring Heidi home...then prayers will be answered and we'll start the next portion of this journey.
As you think of Heidi, the hearing, and all involved - pray for Heidi to be found, for truth, and for justice. God is the Ultimate Judge and He knows the truth - may He reveal this and have all involved held accountable.
Thank you for remembering her, our family, her friends, and this beautiful community - this isn't easy for anyone...family, friends, neighbors, or the adults that were only children twenty-one years ago.
Compassion, kindness, and understanding are necessary for everyone affected by Heidi's kidnapping and this hearing. Holding out hope for Heidi and trusting God to make a way for her to come home...
Thank you for lifting Heidi
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323