Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Still Missing...

Hopefully, you read yesterday's entry.  I wrote about an acquaintance of mine L, who lives in my apartment building.  Even though CBC Local News and The Windsor Star has shown her photo and have requested help from the public to locate Linda Ireland, I have chosen to continue referring to Linda, as L.  Please pray for her.

When I left off writing, L was missing as of the morning of Saturday, March 19th.  Police and volunteers had searched every nook and cranny of our apartment building and complex.  Unfortunately, L was not found.

As I mentioned, my friend/neighbour K and I were praying for L.  So were some others, I found out.

Sunday morning, March 20th, I got up and as per normal for me, prepared to go worship at my church.  Afterwards, I made my way to the cemetary and visited Gordon's grave.

When I arrived home and was going up in the elevator, there were two (2) other women with me.  One quite a bit older than me and one about my age.  They were talking about L, who was still missing.

Apparently, L was told recently that she has Alzheimer's disease and had been told that she wouldn't be able to continue living here, much longer.

My heart broke for L.  This explained to me why she didn't always look and seem healthy, even if she was a friendly person.

Just before the older woman was going to exit at her floor, I made a comment about how sometimes people don't understand those who have problems that affect the brain.  Like how L's condition affects her and how my deceased husband's brain tumour affected him.  She agreed with me that people really don't understand.

But, before she could exit, the woman about my age made a comment that really threw me for a loop.  She said that she has to give people credit, who when they feel there is no more hope to live, choose to end their lives.  She went further to say that it takes a lot of courage to do this.

No one had said that L had done anything of the kind.  She's missing.  Albeit, the longer she is missing, the more some people believe L is dead.  I won't give up hope or prayer for her, as long as this is not confirmed.

The search for her was not happening on Sunday, so I suppose it was logical for people to think L may have ended her life.  Especially, since she was depressed, apparently.

Please know that I still prayed for her, and will continue to do so.  And, I am asking that if I haven't yet reported to you that L has been found, please pray for her.  Thank you; may God bless you for this.

Until next time...

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