This is a bizarre story. While we rejoice that this woman was finally found alive 18 years after being kidnapped, I'm not so sure we could say she's been found safe and sound. What a horrible, horrible thing for her and for her family. What a tragically lost childhood. How can she not emerge from such a thing without deep, deep scars? I'm praying for her today.
As a mom, I just cannot imagine. I pray I never have to. It makes me much more aware that I really need to pay attention. One really heartbreaking thing, too, is that her stepfather saw the abduction as it happened and couldn't save her. What a thing to have to live with, and it ruined his life. He's been a suspect all these years and it killed his marriage.
There is such a thing as evil.