As I watched the news unfold about the disappearance of Natalee Holloway during her high school senior class trip to Aruba in May, 2005, I was struck by the strength, courage and determination of her mother, Beth Holloway.
It never occurred to me that one day I would be able to shake Beth Holloway’s hand, look her in the eye and tell her just that. I had that opportunity this evening.
Beth Holloway is visiting the small town where I live and tonight presented her message of faith and hope during a time of incredible darkness. Beth’s story is one no one should have to tell. She has lived the nightmare not one of us would want to live. She is an inspiration.
Beth has established the International Safe Travels Foundationto help people plan, travel and return home safely. The site suggests simple steps to take when making travel plans that will make every trip safer. It offers access to information and resources you will need so that you can focus on enjoying your trip.
Beth has also authored a book titled Loving Natalee that is a candid, insipirational memoir of her harrowing ordeal.
Natalee’s case remains unsolved to this day and Beth’s search continues. God bless.