Thursday, May 28, 2009

Where To Go From Here

Yesterday, I wrote a heart wrenching story about an alleged kidnapping of a mother and her child. The story began only a few short miles from my front door. I vowed at that time to get the word out via my blog, hoping that maybe someone out there saw something that could bring this mother and daughter home.

Imagine my surprise when I found out the entire story was a hoax. There was no kidnapping. In fact, the woman and her daughter were witnessed on surveillance tape boarding a plane in route to Orlando, FL.

I could sit and pass judgement about this what this woman did, but really, what's the point? Only she knows the truth, and unless I've walked in her shoes, I don't feel it's my place.

If indeed she reveals the reasons for her actions one day, I have but a few words:

Mrs. Bonnie Sweeten, I do not pretend to understand the problems that made you run the other day. I can only hope you never feel the real pain of a stranger taking your child unwillingly from your grasp. Nine years ago you were given the gift of a beautiful baby girl. Somewhere along the line you became lost. May there again be a time in your life when your daughter can look into your eyes and see not only love, but a loving example.

Only Prayers,



Kathy B! said...

Good grief!

I think you've got the right attitude here. I can only imagine what might have been going on in her head...

Native American Momma said...

The craziness in this world is baffling.
Happy VGNO!

Kat said...

How sad. I am glad that they are both all right though.

I think this is definitely deserving of a great VGNO!!

Anonymous said...

That is a crazy story. I was following it, too...Glad the little girl is OK. Happy VGNO

Opus #6 said...

Didn't they end up at Disney? And I made a post about Disney today? Coincidence? Hmmmm.
Happy VGNO!

Gena said...

Some people!

Happy VGNO!

Anonymous said...

I agree. It's a sad sad thing.

Stopping in fro VGNO! Hope yours was good!

Jennifer said...

All the way around, this sucks for everyone involved and for people who have experienced child abduction in their own lives.

Rbarakat said...

Good post - I can't even imagine what she was thinking!???

Carolee / Home4ever said...

I'm late, but I'm here. Got tired Friday night before I got through all the blogs.

Yesterday was super-busy, fell into bed with my computer (for once!)

So here I am!

Hope you'all had a good one!

Wow! What a strange thing for that mother to do- she must have had her reasons.