News reports have spread throughout Houston and the nation regarding the plight of 17-year-old Fathima Rifqa Bary, a girl who converted to Christianity.
There were two abductors, Homolka and Bernardo. Kristin had worked with Homolka in a veterinarian office years before. There were rituals. They were in a regular house. When I told the FBI she was alive, she was. A few weeks later found dead in the trash like I said.
When we bring home our bundle of joy from the hospital and we embark on our journey with that little soul, we are happy. We’re happy until they keep us up all night with the colic and we’re exhausted from all the work and slowly our happy faces shift into the often grim reality of the huge responsibility we now have to this little bundle. Are we smiling with joy at every moment?
The actress selected an overpowering design from Saint Laurent’s Spring 2013 collection to attend the high profile gathering. Her outfit of choice was an olive drab gown which featured a plunging drawstring neckline with tassle detailing. She added a black opera style cover with more tassles which seemed Brave Girl to swallow her up in one big gulp. For accent she added unflattering open toe sandals to complete her look.
There have been Sharon Marshall held her entire life by Franklin Floyd, Jaycee Dugard held 18 years by Phillip Garrido, Elizabeth Smart was kept 9 months, Colleen Stan (Girl In a Box) 7 years, Katie Beers 1992 held for 16 days until she escaped, Lydie Gouardo imprisoned 28 years, Steven Staynor kidnapped in 1972 until 1980, 8 years, Tanya Kach 10 years and escaped, Elizabeth Fritzl imprisoned 24 years by her father, Natashe Kampusch held 8 years, and Kristen French held 3 days.
This is what happened with my dog, Athena. She had cancer and we watched her lose weight over the past year until her ribs showed. I made her extra treats and fed her twice as much as the other two dogs to keep her going. I did lots of reading and watched her for signs. It didn’t happen fast, but her time finally came.
I was able to come back and see my sister’s family not long later to make up for lost time on that first trip. In person, Nicole told me the whole story about seeing her aunt on TV in the hospital. Some people might think it was just a crazy coincidence. But we think God was looking for a way to bring a pleasant surprise to Nicole on a difficult, painful day.