I’ve talked before about how much it helps to feel the support and prayers of people all over the world, praying for Susan, her family, and everyone involved in the effort to find her.
One unexpected blessing that’s come out of this horrible situation is the massive amounts of friends Susan still continues to gain, even while she’s been missing from our lives. People everywhere feel like they know her and love her and feel so much a part of her disappearance.
I personally have made many new friends…total strangers who’ve been searching since the day Susan disappeared…Susan’s co-workers…her family…media representatives…and many people on the internet from all over the world. These people have followed Susan’s story since the beginning and they just can’t possibly know how much their support, faith, prayers, and encouraging comments help us keep going.
I want to thank everyone who has said even one prayer for Susan and her family. Everyone who has physically searched for some clue to Susan’s disappearance. All those who have spent countless hours online, trying desperately to put the pieces of this puzzle together to help with finding Susan. The media, especially the local media who have covered Susan’s story again and again. And of course, the police, who are working tirelessly to find Susan and bring her home.
Early Monday morning, I finished the last of 3 books I’ve been reading about Elizabeth Smart. The first book I read was a good overall summary of the whole story, while the Tom Smart and Lee Benson book offered an excellent and detailed look into the inner workings of the case. I saved the one written by her parents for last, and it was a wonderful book—so full of faith and hope and gratitude. My own faith and hope was bolstered by Ed and Lois Smart’s example and courage…and of course, Elizabeth’s, to make it through such a terrible ordeal.
I don’t know where Susan is but one thing I do know: there is a God in heaven who is personally invested in each of our lives. He knows where Susan is, and he is watching over her and over all of us. I know his heart breaks for his precious children when things like this happen. I know he will help us find her.