Bianca Noel Piper has been missing for 5 years now. At the time of her disappearance she was just 13 year old. Today Bianca would be 18. Sadly I learned through a Post Dispatch article that Bianca’s father passed away last year from a heart attack. In happier news, her older sister had a baby girl. As the Post Dispatch pointed out Bianca is now an aunt.
Bianca’s mother Shannon Tanner has left the house where she lived with Bianca and moved to Saint Charles Missouri. If you are familiar with the story regarding Bianca’s disappearance you know her family lived in Foley, Missouri in the country. The night Bianca Piper disappeared she argued with her mom regarding washing the dishes.
Many people question Bianca’s mom’s decision to follow the advice of a therapist who recommended that Bianca walk off her anger. The night of Bianca’s disappearance, Shannon Tanner drove her daughter up the road from their home and dropped her off by the bridge to walk back home. She had a flashlight because it was dusk. Bianca never made it home.
Hindsight in parenting is always 20/20. As a mother I myself have made decisions that I later questioned if it was the right decision. At the time with the information we have we do the best we can do, knowing most of the time it works out in the end. Sometimes the ending is unexpected, unexplainable, and tragic. Yet it is so easy to question the parenting decisions of other people.
In reality only God, Bianca and her mom know what transpired that evening in Foley Missouri. It is not our job to question, that is what law enforcement is for. Our job is to pray for Bianca’s safe return, and to pray that the person or people who do know what happened to Bianca that night come forward and allow Bianca to come home one way or another.