Somebody sent the link to this video in a comment, but I thought it was so astoundingly important, I needed to put it in a post. It describes the experience of one young girl who was kidnapped and over the period of just a few months her kidnapper was able to make her even forget who she was.
Please, this makes it even more important to pray for Michaela, that if she is out there she will remember who she is, and remember that we love her, and come home.
One person told me that she sat down and watched this video with her 12-year old daughter, and I think that is an excellent idea. I had told Michaela that kidnappers lie, and not to believe anything they say, but seeing it like this has so much more of an impact than our words!