One year ago yesterday, Pastor Saeed Abedini was sentenced to prison in Iran. His wife, Naghmeh, has written a deeply moving account of what that year has been like. A sample:
One of the most difficult moments of the past year came just a few days ago, when Rebekka, our seven-year-old, celebrated her birthday on September 12th -- the second birthday without her dad.
When I asked her what she wanted for her birthday, her answer was simple: daddy.
She asked me how many more birthdays will she have to celebrate without daddy? I did not have an answer.
There was one bright spot -- and a surprise -- on Rebekka’s birthday. As I shared with “Fox & Friends,” her father was able to send her a letter -- written in his prison cell -- an emotional birthday greeting that brought both smiles and tears to our family.