Holidays and a time of Reflection
Posted by KindraLore on November 22, 2006
As the holidays approach and we get ready to give thanks in a gathering of loved ones and can once again bond with those we don’t see very often, I would like to acknowledge those families out there that go through this difficult task with a loved one missing.
Times get hectic, we get overwhelmed with cooking, and family and self absorbed in our own cocoon of life. However, when you say Grace during your Thanksgiving festivities – gathered around with your family and loved ones, give a thought and say a little prayer for those that have loved ones missing as well as the missing.
Think of those missing and where they may be. Not at home with the ones surrounding them but somewhere else; and pray that they are ok after all. Give a little thought and say a little prayer for those that have missing loved ones. How hard it must be to keep going, day by day, hour after hour – not knowing where their loved one is if that person is ok. How hard the holidays must be for them.
Yesterday was the seventh month anniversary that Colton Clark went missing. I think of a little boy out there somewhere. I think of his brother Austin (Homer) Clark and the fact that he is in a strange environment once again, and hope that he is ok and with people that have his best interest at heart.
I look at my own children and I give thanks when I safely tuck them into bed. I give thanks that I can read a story and give goodnight kisses, and I wonder, wonder where Colton is, as well as all the others missing.
For all those families out there that are missing loved ones, my heart and prayers go out to you on this difficult time. To all those missing, I pray you find your way home safe, and in the arms of those that love you.