Be Thankful...will you join me?
One friend, whose sister is also missing, messaged to say, “This looks like a ‘fasten your seat belts and hang on’ kind of roller coaster”. You’ve heard me use the roller coaster analogy before as it pertains to the families’ journey as they wait when a loved one is missing. As I read my friend’s message, I smiled. This is someone who knows exactly how it feels and what we are going through, as she’s experienced this in her life too. She brought a smile to my face because it is a perfect description to past few day's events.
There are many news stories circulating via the Internet, television, radio, and in the print newspapers. What do you believe? I don’t know. The press continues to contact us in hopes of a statement or interview. We are grateful my aunt and uncle were on scene the first couple days, so my parents didn’t have to, and they kept us in the loop the entire day. This was a huge blessing and help.
As the family follows the progress, breaks, and stories closely, my parents opt to wait before doing interviews with the press. They have asked the entire family to wait alongside them until we have more information.
For today…we wait. Thank you for respecting our privacy.
Some of the things I'm choosing to be thankful for today...
I'm thankful Auntie M and Unc went on behalf of my parents when the initial phone call came. I know this was difficult for them too.
I'm thankful for God's working in this situation since day one. May He lead, guide, and provide the answers necessary to bring Heidi home.
I'm thankful for the amazing community we live in that is enduring and experiencing this with us. We pray for you too. We wait and grieve together.
I'm thankful for such wonderful friends.
I'm thankful I wasn't stung worse than I was when the ground bees attacked yesterday, and thankful the doctor was able to provide a prescription to help with the pain and swelling. I'm thankful the Benadryl helped me sleep last night.
I'm thankful for all of you and your prayers.
I'm thankful to have a thankful heart in the midst of the storm. God reigns and is in control...
He stilled the storm to a whisper;
the waves of the sea were hush.