My realization...life will never be the same, even if the case is solved and marked closed. Heidi may be missing but she is not forgotten. This book might end, but my desire to help others has only just started...The day Heidi was kidnapped, the abductors took more than her physical body -- they took a part of my parents, our community, and me...I may never know where Heidi is, but I know this...God loves all the children."
I don't know how long this hearing will take, if it will continue to be a week at a time each month, or if they will continue until finished this time. No one really knows. One thing is for sure, for the next week, Heidi's photograph and smile should be shared on local news and beyond. Even the ticker during the news reminds people of today's hearing, one station's read, " After a six week break, testimonies resume in the hearing for Gary Thibodeau". A hearing to determine if his conviction will be overturned. This is an emotional time for all involved and everyone deserves prayers.
No one knows how this week will unfold or how this hearing will end BUT there is one thing I know. The new information and witnesses have brought Heidi's kidnapping back to the forefront of people's attention and conversations. May this added attention provide the answers necessary to bring Heidi home. Each family handles situations differently. Family members within the family have different ways to cope and move forward in the midst. As you watch the news and follow the case via Twitter, Facebook, and local media, please remember...unless you are sitting in the courtroom, you only hear one side and/or snip-its of the multitude of information shared.
There is a light orange shining through the trees this morning. A reminder of #HopeHeidiAllen as the hearing resumes. It's not a trial, only a hearing, yet a hearing that is increases emotions and its outcome will effect many.
Please keep all in prayer ~ may this added attention to Heidi's kidnapping bring Heidi home and my parents get the answer to their initial question..Where's Heidi? Thank you all - NEVER GIVE UP HOPE!