Missing

Last week my Facebook feed started blowing up with pictures of this beautiful little girl, Isabel Celis.


She was reportedly abducted from her bed in the middle of the night.  She is still missing. {read her story here}

Stories of missing children always pull at me.  I just simply cannot imagine the pain that the family is going through.  I cannot fathom the not knowing about where my children are sleeping and whether or not they are safe.  The thought of it alone is enough to make me sick to my stomach.

And while we hear stories like this everyday, this one hit close to home.  You see, Isabel's mother went to my high school.  She graduated two years ahead of me.  I graduated with her younger brother.  Isabel's grandmother is friends with my mom.  Isabel's aunt is a close friend of my sister and they graduated together.

This happened back "home".  This could have been any of my own nieces and nephews.  This could have been my children, since we always visit the area.

You never imagine this happening in your own back yard; to people you know.

And while I rarely ever do things like this on my blog, I ask that you pray.  Pray for Isabel.  Pray for her family.  Just keep her in your thoughts today.  Hug your children extra tight tonight and remember that not all parents have that luxury.




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12 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This scares me so much! I try to keep JDaniel close by so I can keep him safe.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

So sad. I hope she's okay and is found.

Adrienne said...

Will most definitely be praying. I didn't live with this fear when my kids were little - even though we were in Paris...such a huge city, it was just different somehow in Europe. As you write...I just cannot imagine. So, so sorry for your friends.

Shell said...

How terrifying! Sending prayers.

Mark said...

Stuff like this gets to me too. I'm totally freaked out if I don't know where my children are. I often say that I will only let Claire out of my site when I hand her over to her husband.
Take care and of course I can pray.
Your Friend, m.

Ducky said...

I'm covered head to toe in goosebumps and my heart is heavy. My prayers are hers and with the family.

Mercy

Emmy said...

Yes ths truly is frightening and awful! And definitely will continue to pray

Kimberly said...

This absolutely terrifies me. I check on my kids several times throughout the night, but anything could happen. My thoughts are with the family.

Jen said...

SO scary!!! I hope and pray this has a good ending.

Natalie said...

I am praying for her and her family...I hate to see things like this and that we live in a world that we have to worry about situations like this :(

Stasha said...

My gosh, I am shaking just thinking of this young girl and what she an her family are going through. I am fearless but I am so scared for my son,

Susan said...

This is for sure one of my worst nightmares.
I just got caught up on her story...how does that happen? Lord. Right from her own home.
I will pray for this beautiful little girl.

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