Our oldest daughter left the house last night and has not returned home. From the looks of things, she has run away (not the first time and not uncommon for children with attachment issues as she has). We believe she may have caught a ride with someone she arranged in advance, but have yet to discover any clues about who that might be.
Of course, we are worried about her safety and ask for prayers for her and for our family during this time. I know that wherever she is, God knows and is there with her -- watching over her and comforting her. This is one of the few things I have to focus on to remain at peace at this time.
I've spent most of the night not sleeping and doing lots of thinking (appropriate for the blog theme today) -- trying to replay events of yesterday and prior days -- wondering where there were signs. But truly, this time has been a complete shock to us and though I know I'm a busy mama, no one else has noticed anything amiss with her either.
She seemed to be turning a corner from past difficulties and she was becoming a really cool person with whom to spend time. I miss her. I hope she comes home soon.
Thank you for your prayers.