Friday, September 13, 2013

Another question for my readers

Thanks to everyone who has read and commented on Ben's kidnapping story. It has blessed me to see how very many people have been touched by it! 

It has been a month now, since these events happened. I can't say things are back to normal, especially since I'm in the US right now and the rest of the family is in Honduras, but life is certainly in the process of "normalizing." I still think about the kidnapping every day, and get suddenly weepy-eyed at unexpected moments, which isn't like me. Ben, I'm told, continues to do great with all of this. He's a tough little guy - he's already had to process a lot of "stuff" at a younger age than anyone would have liked for him - and he's handling this as well. When I meet with a counselor (next week) about how to mentally and emotionally process the kidnapping in a healthy manner myself, I'll also be getting suggestions on how I can be of help to Ben in this area, when I'm back home with him again.

Here at the blog, I still have around a hundred people visiting every day to read Ben's story. The odd thing is that usually I get information, on my statistics page, telling me where visitors are finding a link to my blog . . . but currently I rarely get any indication of a link. I am wondering if the story is being passed about by email, or if there is some other way it's making the rounds. Finally, I got curious enough to just ask here on the blog! So, if you've come here specifically for the purpose of reading the story of my son's kidnapping, would you mind responding in the comments section to this question: How did you happen to find your way here? I'd sure appreciate it!

And, we'd still love to have you praying for us, as we get through the aftermath of this experience - especially early next week, when I will actually be attending counseling! Thanks so much! Now I'm off to munch on a bagel (one of the perks of being in the US for a few weeks, LOL)!

14 comments:

Trish said...

Hmmmm . . . silence . . . . I guess I'll just have to keep wondering. LOL

La Gringa said...

The kidnapping was mentioned on our Honduras Living group as a result of Facebook I think. Right away after the first mention, we were updated that Ben had returned home unharmed -- Thank God!

I immediately came to your blog. When I saw that you were writing about it, I posted a link to the group. I'm sure that is where at least some of your visitors are coming from. We care! And we were so relieved. Probably many more are coming as word spreads through the missionary community.

Trish, I'm glad that you are seeing a counselor. I'm sure that will help, but I also think that it will just take time, too. You wouldn't be human if you weren't feeling the after effects of this ordeal for some time afterward.

Julie said...

I saw your story on a friends FB page and somehow found your blog.

Anonymous said...

I found out via a friend on Facebook and from there I found out about your blog from the page by your organization. I read your blog regularly because we care, and will continue to pray I'm grew up as an MK and am missionary with my own family now. i love reading everything you write you have a gift for writing!
Merry (Spain)

Sara said...

A friend of mine posted, on FB, a prayer request with no details except that a boy had been kidnapped. I began to pray. After he was found, she posted more details with a praise report. As you posted the pieces of the story, she shared the links on her page. Thank you for sharing. I have been blessed to hear the miracle.

Anonymous said...

I heard about the kidnapping from Steve Beam. I am on the team that will be coming October 2. I will be one of the speakers. Your blog link I got from The Foundation website. See you soon!

Robert Hill
Valrico FL
RRHill55@aol.com

Ruth said...

I saw the link on a friend's Facebook page. I bookmarked it and have been checking back. Thanks for writing about it.

Hazel said...

I found you via the "missionary blogs" website; down the edge of our own blog we have a feature that scrolls through the most recent posts from various other places including the missionary blogs, so I saw your headline about Ben being safe or something like that and was intrigued. I have two little boys, we live in Argentina and I remember that I'd thought I was having a bad day until I read your story! All power to you.

Joy Altman said...

Hmm, I commented on another post awhile back about how I'd found my way here, but now I can't find it. Anyway, our mutual friend Sherri Ritter posted about the kidnapping on her FB. I began praying for you all that very moment and continue to do so. Praise be to our Lord Jesus that you and Ben are safe.

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog for a while now through your link on the homesteading today forum. There was a post there about the kidnapping, and I have been praying for your family ever since.

Pam Llewellyn said...

I've given your blog link to quite a few people.... :-)

Lisa said...

I read about Ben's kidnapping on a post that my friend had shared on facebook. I started to pray immediately for the two of you. My friend, Pam Smith, and I have been to Honduras on a mission trip together. I love the mountains and even more so the lovely people of the country. I heard more later as Pam sent me links via email. God Bless your family and work.

Lisa said...

I read about Ben'skidnapping on facebook. A friend had posted a prayer request that came through other missionaries in Honduras. Now I read your blog. God bless your family and your work

Anonymous said...

Facebook link.. someone shared from "the foundation"