This is a two part series. Part 1 can be read here.
Perhaps it was a test, and if that indeed was the case, it was a very dangerous, very frightening test. But it was almost as if she wanted to see if we would pursue her, or if we would just let her go. In the days following her announcement a million thoughts raced through my mind, some as ridiculous as locking her here and refusing to allow her to leave. However, she is nineteen, and that would never really work. I begged God to find a solution and keep her from this evil. We prayed and cried as we tried to find sleep and her impending departure loomed closer and closer.
Today I am writing over at our Mercy Branch blog. You can read the rest there.