Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Local Abduction Gains National Attention

Only four miles from my home, a horrendous crime has taken place. A mother and her child were kidnapped after they were involved in a traffic accident. The mother's name is Bonnie Sweeten. She is 38 years old. Her daughter, Julia Rakoczy is only 9 years old.

Please, if you have only two minutes today, use one to read the following story:

Use the other minute to hug your children. Like most of us, this mother was just running her daily errands. She had no idea how future events would effect her or her child.

As I sit and write this blog, another Amber Alert appears across my television screen. While I have only been blogging for about six months now, I have seen rallies take place. From the mother's who have just been given the news that their child has cancer, to the mother's who are fighting cancer themselves. We are a powerful group. We believe in miracles. We make miracles happen. Let's get this mom and her child back where they belong....home!

The Today show also ran the story this morning. You can read the full account and view pictures at this site:

When you have finished reading this blog, please pass it on to a friend. We are stronger in numbers!


ModernMom said...

That is terrifying. Please keep us posted. I hope they make it home safely to their family.

jori-o said...

Stopping by from SITS...what horrible news! I hope there is a swift, happy ending!

Kathy B! said...

This is very scary stuff. I hope they are found quickly and safely.

I will take the links from your blog and send an email out to my email distribution list.

Anonymous said...

Apparently the story is not as first reported. See the update: