Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I can't even imagine...



Everyone who read's Annie's blog knows about her cute lil apron. Well, the designer of this apron needs our prayers. Her husband has been missing since Feb. 13. She talked to him before he left work- he had plans to make Valentine's day cookies with their 4 year old. He never made it home. They found his car abandoned about 30 miles south of his town 5 days after he went missing. He has 2 children with another on the way. Please, check out this website dedicated to finding him and see if he looks familiar or if something rings a bell. This is a pic of Nicholas Francisco:

I don't know this family. The only way I'm even connected is because I know Annie's apron. But my heart just breaks for them. I can not even imagine if I talked to Sei and then.... nothing. Not knowing where he is and having people say horrible things like I had something to do with his disappearance or that he just left his family. I can't imagine having to try to hold it together for the kids while my mind is going crazy and my heart has all but stopped beating. I know the pain I felt when my sister died and I don't ever want to experience anything close to that ever again, but if I didn't have Sei I don't know how I could live.

This post is depressing. I'm sorry. I am just so saddened by this story. I know there are other people with missing family members and I wish I could help them all. I don't know how I can really "help" this family besides getting the word out- like Aubrey did. (Thanks Aubrey.) Maybe you could pass the link on? And hug your loved ones extra tight.



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10 comments:

Whitney said...

I really really REALLY want one of those aprons. I would want to cook ALL the time!
I can't believe he has been missing for this long, that's so bizzare. I hope everything is okay, his poor family. They will definately be in my prayers. I don't know what I would do if something happened to my husband.
That's good advice, to hug your loved ones extra tight. It's true, you just never know. It makes you want to think twice everytime you feel like being ornery or mean.

aubrey said...

tori, these are my feelings and thoughts exactly. i emailed the site to see if there is anything we can do to help locally but i haven't heard anything. maybe all that can be done is to donate money to the family. i am so saddened by this.

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

This is so sad. I hope they find him so his poor wife can have him back or at least have closure if something bad happened.

JustRandi said...

That is so horrifying. I mean, to have your husband just vanish... I don't know what I would do. I really don't.
My prayers go out to her and her family.

Stepherz said...

Gosh. How heartbreaking. This is absolutely unbelievable. Heartbreaking is an understatement.

I hope that he is ok, that he is found, and that he joins his family very soon.

utmommy said...

I can't even imagine. I don't know what I would do. I hope all goes well for their family.

It just makes me think that we never know what will happen or when so we need to live in the NOW and enjoy.

Lauren said...

That is so horrible. I feel so bad for that family. I will send prayers their way and hope for the best.

Nancy Face said...

This is so very sad. I just can't imagine what his wife is going through. Thank you for helping to get the word out.

Nobody said...

This is heartbreaking. Thanks for putting the word out. This is my worst fear and it breaks my heart that someone is living it.

Annie said...

I was so shocked when I read about it. I went back to her etsy store to buy another apron for Mini Me's birthday and I saw the message she wrote about her husband being missing.

I think the saddest thing is that their family is just like many of us. Young family with small kids just going about their day. A drive home from work with a stop off at Costco and then gone, just like that. It's crazy. It could have been any of us.