Tuesday June 03rd 2014, 10:41 pm
Filed under: Friends,Life,Lupus

Trying not to be too glued to the election returns. The utterly incompetent judge is behind but not by enough. Etc. The few people I really badly wanted to win, it looks like they probably will, and I’ll just have to wait like everybody else to find out the rest.

And in the middle of that came an email from a church member: a seven-year-old child, vanished, this is what she was wearing, and they said what busy public area she’d disappeared suddenly out of with a fervent plea for searchers and prayers.

Every parent knows that heart-stopping brief moment and this was so much more.

It was a quick walk from our house much less via the car (turn the corner and there you are) and who would know the area better?

Seven ten pm. UV would be about 2 out of 16. My safety vs a child’s, no contest. My sweetie had an intense migraine just then and could only offer the best of intentions and prayers but I could go.

But I had promised an errand with Michelle and I stopped a moment to try to reach her and somehow, as she didn’t respond right away, it became a long five minutes later.

Enough, go!, and I stopped to check the computer for any last updates as I headed out the door–

–just as they hit send on the message that she’d been found. Safe and sound.

Our community knows how lucky we are. And that she is.

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Such a scary moment for parents…and communities. So glad she is safe and sound. Praise the Lord!

Comment by Pam 06.04.14 @ 7:54 am

A friend of ours recently lost her 7 year old. We heard about it on Facebook-but from across the continent. It was a big relief when she announced that he had run off in a large park (with a lake) and then taken a wrong so that he couldn’t find his way back. With police help they found him safe and sound. Across the nation, people breathed a sigh of relief. They went back to the park the next Saturday–because they were trying to take him fishing. And this time he was SO GOOD about staying right with his mom and uncles!

Comment by LauraN 06.04.14 @ 1:52 pm

When my daughter was 3 she wandered off in our (new to us) church and no one knew where she was. I managed to stay calm, even though inside I was a wreck, and we searched for 30 minutes or more before we found her wandering through the long halls looking for us. As soon as she was in my arms again I let the tears flow, along with thanks to God for keeping her safe.

Comment by Jody 06.04.14 @ 4:22 pm

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