It’s hard to believe the release of Where’s Heidi? One Sister’s Journey releases in less than a month. The first draft spilled from my heart and mind to my computer in September, 2006. Since then, it has been opened and closed more times than I can count until God grabbed a hold of my heart in 2010 to finish. In truth, it was the beginning. Emotional vomit started to transform into something worth reading.
My book shares Heidi’s kidnapping, and how the loss of my only sister affected my life and how I felt towards my family and God. God never left me but I turned my back on Him because I blamed Him for taking Heidi. I was wrong. Rats! Now I need to ask for forgiveness. Once I did, the healing began.
I’m thankful Heidi and I had a close relationship. Every Thursday was our “sister day”. Regardless of our work schedules or her classes, we always did something together. It was a day I looked forward to, and so did she. The irony of this day, the first time I stood before a group of women to share my testimony – was a Wednesday evening. Isn’t God cool, I think so.
Sometimes, due to our work schedules, sister day was spent at the
D & W while she worked. It didn’t matter the location, it was the time spent together that made our memories so precious. The very place Heidi and I shared both laughter and serious conversations, is the very place tragedy stole her from our lives and community.
There are people and places from those initial hours and days I remember but most of them, forgotten. Some of these places though are forever etched in my mind as my home away from home after Heidi disappeared.
Are you noticing a pattern?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323