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.