I am an emotional woman. I always have been. I cry at wedding, I cry at funerals, I cry at movies, I cry when babies are born and heck, I even seem to cry every single Thursday night when I watch Grey's Anatomy. My daughter used to laugh at me for it, but sometimes I catch her crying now too.
Last February I wrote a post hoping to spread information about a missing child. Not so much a child, as he was 19. But I felt it so personally because last August my own 18 year step son was missing for 15 days. In that 15 days I prayed for the best and imagined the worst. In that 15 days I came to realize that NOT KNOWING is really the worst. My family was blessed to have a wonderful outcome. Colin had medical issues which although no foul play was suspected, caused the police to help search for him and he was found. Colin was found a little dehydrated, hungry and dirty and had to spend some time in the hospital, but recovered. I always felt saddness when I heard about a child missing, but after 15 days in those shoes I have an entire new understanding of the pain.
Saddly the outcome was not good for Bryce Tarter's family. He had an accident the night he went missing and his truck and body were recoved a couple of weeks ago. So please continue to pray for his family as they deal with his loss. Link to news story.
I find myself with tears running down my face as I write this post. But so many people were praying and several had emailed me to ask if there was any news since reading my post back in February. I didn't know this young man, be he and my daughter had mutal friends. I don't know the cause of the accident and in the end, it doesn't really matter at all. I only know it will make me remember that family is the most important part of this life we are given.
For those of you who prayed for Bryce, please now pray for his family.