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Monday, March 22, 2010

Contact !

  Beth called her Dad.  Praise God and all your prayers! Where there is life there is hope.

It took a lot out of us to think that she was dead.   We are fully aware that she was on a run and or manipulating us but it did take it's tole.

She did not have a good explanation. She did not ask for money yet but did mumble some half of an apology and promise to get back in touch soon. Dh told her that we thought she was dead.

I had an important meeting which I was just on my way to attend when she called. I cried my eyes out on the way over there. That is the way it is for me. I hold strong most of the time until the situation is somehow resolved, then I cry uncontrollably.

I left a message for the detective. I will call him again tommorrow to thank him. I think that knowing that the police were looking for her might have flushed her out faster. An active addict does not want the police after them that is for sure.

I do not feel very strong right now. I am just greatful to all of you and greatful that she still lives to try another day.

Take care,


  1. at least she called. a start. and you know she is alive.

  2. (((Anna))) I am so glad you heard from her. I think you're right about the police being a motivator. Whatever it takes!

    I hope this is one step closer for Beth. I pray for that girl (and you) every day.

    I am the same way - strong till its over then I lose it. Keven had a serious surgery when he was 8 and I was like a rock till the doctor said he'd be fine then I turned into a puddle of mush :)

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  4. I'm also glad you heard from her and continue to pray for both you and she! Have you considered trying yoga (especially hot yoga) for the stress. It has helped me a lot.

  5. The relief is always palpable when we fear the worst and then they call and confirm they are alive (although maybe not well). I'm relieved for you and I get the tears...I am often the same way, it is the relief that opens the floodgates of our hearts. I'm impressed that you made your meeting (sometimes that is when I fold and have to cancel events, meetings, etc.) Take care of yourself and you, your family and Beth remain in my prayers.

  6. I am so glad your daughter contacted you, but so sorry for the emotional roller coaster you were (are) on. Obviously, she doesn't or can't think of other people outside of herself right now. I pray for strength for you, peace, comfort and lots of spa time!

  7. So glad you heard from her. I hate how we are emotionally at the mercy of these kids. We worry about them every stinking minute and I know that they waste no time thinking about us and how we must feel.

  8. I'm glad you heard from your daughter. It does take its toll on us. Like you, I can keep it together during a crisis (as an Al-Anon, that's my default mode) but feel later. This is a hard journey. Be kind to yourself. Love and hugs.

  9. Praise God :) That's really all I can say. I know my situation with Heather wasn't the same, but I can so KNOW how it feels like when that call comes in and you realize IT'S HER :)
    God bless.