Michaela, I received this e-mail today from one of the readers of this blog. It contains a message she wanted to share with you, so here it is. And thank you, Crystal.
I’ve been reading your blog a lot lately, gets me all teared up every single time. Something or the other during the day always reminds me of Michaela, for an instance I had just finished reading one your blogs and went out shopping to get my mind of things, when I got to the checkout I saw an elderly woman at the till and read her name tag that said Michaela. I have never personally ever seen someone with the same name but coincidentally the first time that I saw someone with the same name was the very first day I read about Michaela.
The next day was Christmas day. I went over to my aunties for lunch. She had presents under the tree and told us that there were no specific names on the presents so we all can go grab which ever one we wanted. I picked mine and nearly cried when I opened it to see a necklace with the word “JOY” on it.
I have a message for Michaela and I thought what better way to share it with her than through you, as I know the bond between you and her is so strong, I know she will get my message.
I don’t know you personally, I wasn’t in this world when you were born, I wasn’t even here the day you got kidnapped. But I feel so strongly for you.
I went to church the next Sunday after Christmas wearing my necklace that I got as a present from an aunt that had the word JOY on it. The piano lady at my church saw it and told me it was very pretty and it rang a bell when she said this about it, she said:
J- Jesus first
O- Others next
Y- Yourself last
Through your mothers words it seems to be that you are the sweetest person so I won’t be surprised if that’s how you are seeing life as well. That your putting everyone else around you before you, if you have grown close to the people you were taken by then you are probably putting them first by trying not to dissapoint them, even if that means putting your happiness aside. Just know that because of your mum spreading all this attention towards you, there are millions of people around the world that miss you without even knowing you, so you will make a lot more people happy by returning home, there will be doors open for you with welcoming arms waiting to reunite you with your family (no questions asked) so don’t feel like you won’t be able to get help just because your In a different country. New Zealand is a very small country away from the rest of the world, if I’m thinking about you from all the way down here then you can just imagine how much your mum has done to get you back.
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family, always.