Archive for May, 2010

Questions regarding our grandson

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Hello everyone,

My apologies for not being clear about the situation regarding our grandson (Nadia’s son).  I’ve received numerous emails asking about his welfare.  I’d like to address those questions here.

To everyone who has asked about him, I ask you to be patient with us for we’re not in a position to mention his name nor reveal details of his circumstances because he is a minor involved in the Alabama legal system and because of that we especially need to protect his privacy.  Please be patient as we are left to refer to him as “Nadia’s little son”, “our little man” or “our grandson” instead of calling him by his name as he deserves.

We love our little guy so much and miss him terribly.  We can’t wait to have him home with us.  His great-grandma,  great-grandpa, aunts, uncles, cousins and the rest of his extended family are anxiously waiting to see him. 

Nadia’s father and I have been actively engaged in the legal process to bring him home to Virginia since we first traveled to Alabama after Nadia was reported missing.  This process has been extremely long and complicated.  We’d love to take him home today if we could but we’re required to be patient to see the process through. 

We’d appreciate your continued patience as we deal with the issues involving our grandson as well as the disappearance of his mom and our daughter, Nadia. (We miss you Nadi.  We wish you could be here for your little guy.)

Thank you so much for your understanding and patience in this matter.  

Blessings to you all, 


An arrest is made in Nadia’s case

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Hello everyone,

Although I knew there may be some activity forthcoming in Nadia’s criminal case I was still shocked to receive the news last night from Homewood Alabama Police Department about an arrest for murder in her disappearance.  The FBI DNA analysis report was received last week and that was something Homewood PD had been awaiting for months.  With it they could press forward and present their case to the DA.  I was waiting for word from them when I received the call.

Joacquas Haywood was arrested in Homewood, Alabama last night for capital murder and burglary in the second degree in the case of our missing daughter, Nadia.  I’m torn by a mixture of emotions at the news.  On the one hand, if this man did do something bad to our daughter, I hope he will search his heart and lead us in the right direction to find her.  On the other hand my heart goes out to him and his family.  I can’t help but think he is someone’s son, someone’s grandson and maybe someone’s brother.  His arrest has undoubtably caused great pain for himself and his family.  

In the meanwhile, we will continue to search for Nadia in hopes of finding her.  We miss her so very much.

“Good night sweetheart.  Sleep tight wherever you are.  God hold you in His arms while we’re apart” (David Kersh) 

His Gracious Love to all of you,

Nancy for all

Carrying on in your absence

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Hello Nadia,

It has been a one and 1/2 years since you disappeared on 3 November 2008 and we miss you so much.  We wake up everyday with the reminder that you’re not here.  We miss your smile, your little giggle and the free-spirited ideas you come up with so frequently.  We love you, Nadi.  I know you know it but I’ll say it again…We love you, Nadia.  Your little brother worries about you so much.  He’s hoping you’ll come back to us soon.

We wish you could be here to see what is happening in your absence.  So much darkness and unethical activity surrounds your situation and that of your little son.  As his grandparents and only family, we’ve been struggling to bring him home to Virginia since we were told you went missing.  There is someone (not affiliated with us) who filed a petition to adopt your son.  We do not support these actions.  When I look at all the pictures of you and him together it breaks my heart to know you can’t be with him right now to help him.  So in your place we will continue to do all we can to try and stop these activities and bring him home where he belongs. 

Your brother wanted to submit a post this time but instead I’d like to add some of his comments.  He says, “I miss you very much.  I hope someone will find you soon so you can come home.  I’d like (his nephew) to come home too.  I would take him to church and teach him how to be a Christian.  You would want him to be a Christian too.”  It breaks his heart to know we are facing such adversity in addition to mourning your disappearance and your little man’s absence.

The investigation in your criminal case is very close to being completed.  The person of interest in  the case remains the primary person of interest.  That does not mean others were not involved in your disappearance.  Your father and I continue to work with Homewood Alabama Police Department in hopes of bringing some resolution to the question of your whereabouts.  We have been there for you working these issues and will continue for as long as it takes to find you.

There are a number of volunteers who continue to support us in our efforts to find you.  Some come from professional search teams others are simply commited to bringing closure for us.  More leads have come in to Homewood PD and  searchers are combing identified areas.  There has been no halt in activities to find you.

Nadi, we want you to know we are doing all we can to carry on for you.  We want you home in the worst way as we continue to mourn your absence and that of your young son.  If you’re no longer with us I know you’re with Our Father.  May the Lord give you Peace wherever you are.

All my love,