healing sisters

We don’t have cable at our house anymore, so when we are on vacation or visiting friends who have access to the world of entertainment, sometimes we tune in.  Last weekend I managed to catch some of 20/20, and heard the story of Stacey Lannert.

Stacey Lannert and her younger sister

Her blog reads: “After 10 years of sexual abuse, including rape and sodomy, Stacey Lannert shot and killed her father on July 5, 1990, and was put in jail. In December 1992, she was convicted of first degree murder and armed criminal action. She was sentenced to life in prison without parole in Missouri. In January 2009, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt commuted her sentence. He told her he expected her to make a difference with her life. After 18 years in prison, Stacey’s now living in St. Louis. She’s telling her story so other women can learn from her mistakes.”

What Stacey’s blog doesn’t say, is that she had left her life of abuse, only to return to her offender’s home because her younger sister was still living there, and had called Stacey, as she was in fear of her life.   Stacey came back to save her sister, and gave the ultimate gift, literally, laying down her life for her sister/friend.  She is one courageous lady.  I’ve linked her site to mine, in the hope that it will be a good resource for you as you journey.


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