Beth Twitty keeps the hope alive for finding answers in to the disappearance of her daughter Natalee Holloway. For those who do not understand why this case is not going to go away or why tourism continues to decline in Aruba do not understand certain truths of life. One does not get between a mother and their child no different does one try to get between a mother bear and her cub.
Many in the crowd of nearly 700 wiped away tears as guest speaker Beth Holloway Twitty of Mountain Brook recounted daughter Natalee Holloway’s disappearance in Aruba last year and her family’s quest for answers.
Along the way, prayers from people across Birmingham and the world have given them hope, she said.
“Hope is always there for us. Sometimes we forget to embrace it,” she said. “My prayer for you is that you will let hope find you today.”
Natalee Holloway has been embraced by all and has become the face for missing persons and safety travel abroad. People want answers and those from all walks of life and religious back grounds pray for Natalee and her family. They see what this family has been put through. Many I am sure understand that it could easily have been them they could have met such a fate. Dave Holloway had stated a similar reaction when he asked the question,
“Do you have children?”
The misconception by Aruba and others that this story would go away fails to understand the power of the human spirit, determination and prayer.
In the days following her daughter’s disappearance, Twitty recalled going to a chapel that sat on an Aruba hillside lined with white crosses. She knelt at each cross and prayed, begging God to return her daughter. She felt an overwhelming peace and knew that God had wrapped his arms around Natalee, she said.
Since then, her family has experienced an outpouring of love from all over, she said, through letters, gifts and prayers.
Twitty said the gestures have known no religious or denominational boundaries, and she has worn the Star of David alongside rosary beads.
“I never thought twice about what religion was what,” she said. “I embraced all religions and denominations that embraced me.”
All care about Natalee Holloway, the missing teen from Mountain Brook, AL. This story transcends any proclaimed boycott and has touched a cord with emotion and humanity as to what people believe in their hearts to be right and wrong.