Losing a child is one such thing that disturbs a mother than anyone else.
It becomes serious mental torture when the child is kidnapped from her, and she has no clue whether the child is alive or dead. It once made one woman live a stressful when she almost lost her son to kidnappers.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children shortened as NCMEC has noted that about 800,000 children are reported missing every year. Over the years, finding an abducted child has become more comfortable and relaxed as more measures are put in place to aid in tracking any missing child.
President of NCMEC, Ernie Allen has explained that nearly 99% of reported lost children have reunited with their families alive. Some have been rescued from very dangerous hands, but that doesn’t matter to a rescue team. Life is important!
But for 15 years, Hope Holland lived without her son Jonathan, and she did not even know of his whereabouts.Jonathan was kidnapped back in the year 2000 from her. She looked helpless and watched her son disappear. He was only three years old by then.
As to any other mother who felt the labor pain, she could not peacefully yet his son might have landed in wrong hands and was either dead by then or seriously enduring some severe torture.Even the agony of missing his mother as early as three. That made her do everything possible to get back his son.
But unfortunately, her searches could not bear her roots, and she had to live without her son.
When she had lost hope on everything, the investigator whom he had given the duty called her.
It was in 2006 when her dreams were rejuvenated.The investigator told her that he managed to truck her ex-husband who was living in San Diego, California. Just at that time, the investigator mysteriously disappeared, and she did not even know where to begin from.
She only had to wait until a new replacement would be brought, but the challenge was that how would he pick up from where they had reached with the other investigator.
New leadership comes with changes.
Whether bad or good, they both quantify to be marked as a change.The investigator was not different; he decided to directly call Holland’s ex-husband even contrary to Holland’s wishes. Holland did not want him called because he could easily cross the border to Mexico.
But now the call had been made, and the same thing happened.
Despite the unfortunate occurrence, she had maintained her faith now that she knew that her son was still alive. And was his with his father. Jonathan was not the only child; he had a brother Jacob. This made her mother to tirelessly work hard to provide for him since she was a single mother by now. Despite the commitments of work, she did not stop to look for means of meeting Jonathan once again.
In 2015, an opportunity knocked at her door.She got an online job thus a requirement that she had to like their Facebook page.
It was an online video training job.
While online, she noticed a familiar photo popped in.
The picture was for her two sons, Jacob, and Jonathan.She could not hold back her tears. They rolled down her eyes as she has missed him. She did not know which measures to take to bring him back home.
After some minutes, she saw someone liking the photo. She decided to speak to him since as an excellent friend to Jonathan. Through him, she managed to get Jonathan’s contacts. It took three days before she could communicate with his son after two decades of exile.
In July 2015, Holland once again met her son Jonathan, and they embraced each other. Since he was still a high school student by then, she promised her mother that he would move back to California upon completion of his studies. He honored this and walked back to meet her mother in 2016.
Thanks a lot to Facebook, it brought two people together.
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