13 month kidnapped Baby Eden is back home safely with family.
Photo Cred: Bronwyn Laird | Supplied

Baby Eden’s mom opens up in an exclusive interview about the recent ordeal where her 13-month-old was kidnapped just a month ago. How does a family pick up the pieces and find good things again? Listen and be completely inspired.


Johannesburg, South Africa (6 June 2018) – It’s a story that rocked the nation. On the 2nd of May 2018, the Pink Ladies (an organisation for Missing Children in South Africa) issued a kidnapped child alert after it was alleged that a domestic worker took a Baby named Eden, tied on her back with a light blue blanket, for a walk… and did not return to the family home in Brackendowns, Alberton.

The nation watched with heartbreak as the minutes turned into hours and then turned into days. South Africa had become invested in a story where everyone was waiting for some good news.

And four days later that good news came. Baby Eden had been reunited with his family, and his story had restored hope in so many South Africans.

Baby Eden’s mom, Bronwyn Laird joined the Good Things Guy in studio to chat a little bit about the story.

“We’ve seen miracles happen and prayers answered.

We cannot allow what 6 individuals, 5 of whom we have never even met –  what they chose to do – to affect how we see the world, how we evaluate relationships going forward or how we live our lives.

Hate just isn’t in our vocabulary. Hate changes nothing but love changes everything. Love wins.”

Their story is tragic, and what happened to them is harrowing but it is their story going forward that is so incredibly inspiring.

Listen to the full interview below:

Bronwyn has since written a book about the entire ordeal, that you can purchase by clicking here.

Bronwyn also wrote an update early this morning (2 May 2023) as five years later and the court case is still ongoing.

“Five years… looking back at almost all the posts shared on the journey it has helped us see how far we have come, that it doesn’t always get easier and the pain can sometimes sneak in and overwhelm the heart but we can also take comfort in that we were never alone.

I don’t have many words today, simply because I haven’t found them yet, my heart is overwhelmed.

Today isn’t just a day of reflection, it’s not a strong day for me (not an easy thing to admit either), today is the day court resumes for closing arguments, it’s a step closer to the end of one very long season. So today I choose to lift my eyes to my source of strength and push through anyway, today I choose to pray through the overwhelm and press into love anyway, today I choose to reach out to my ever-loving Father knowing He will carry me so I can thrive anyway. Today….and every day, no matter how my heart is feeling, no matter how the day or season may end, I will always choose to trust Jesus, to choose Jesus and know without any shadow of a doubt, He is with me, He is for me, He is mightier, He is stronger, He is healing me and working everything for my best. It doesn’t matter how this all works out because I can feel how He has worked miracles within me.

All glory to Him who dwells within my heavy heart today, for only He can love it back together and take the heaviness to breakthrough yet again.”

Sources: Good Things Guy Interview | Baby Eden’s Mom 
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