Here is a really good article describing Brooke's family and faith. It is very touching. At this link you can also view the video.
December 1, 2004
The Wilbergers Persevere With Faith & Family
By Aimee Clark and KATU Web Staff
CORVALLIS, Ore. - In some ways, the Wilbergers are like any other large family - getting all six kids, along with their five children, together for just a simple dinner takes planning.
However, Cammy and Greg Wilberger know there are some things you cannot prepare for.
A common thought among Wilberger family members is expressed at a pre-meal prayer by Brooke's father, Greg Wilberger, "We pray that you will bless her wherever she is, comfort her and strengthen her."
For six months, the Wilbergers have been praying - hoping that their 19-year-old daughter, Brooke, would be found.
"It's really difficult because of the unknown. We can't have closure and we don't want closure. We want Brooke home," said Brooke's mother Cammy Wilberger.
However, as the months go by, there are more questions than answers.
"When you go through that numb stage, the next part is realizing you have no control and you are at the mercy of God and police and you can't do anything," Greg said.
It's a feeling of helplessness that most people cannot understand and so the Wilbergers, looking for comfort and strength, rely on each other.
"You make a conscious decision each day to focus on the good that is around and you do that. If you focus on the fact that she's not here with us at this time or on the negative that surrounds you, then you just become negative yourself," Brooke's brother Bryce Wilberger said.
Brooke's sister, Shannon, says there are times when even family cannot ease the pain.
"Like I said, it's those moments when it's quiet and just you… and those memories and those feelings are overwhelming," said Brooke's sister Shannon Wilberger.
That is when the Wilberger family turns to their faith and say they believe they will see Brooke again, they just do not know when.
"But when you feel that you can turn over those heartaches, those questions and those wonderings, then He provides you with a way to go on and let time go on. And we believe we are a family together, or whether we see Brooke here on earth again or in heaven, we will see her and we will be able to be reunited as a family," Shannon said.
In the meantime, the Wilbergers has dedicated a special wooden box to Brooke that family members can put stuff in, like letters, pictures, or even teeth that some of the kids have added.
The box is just one more way the Wilbergers keep hope alive that Brooke will someday come home.