Life, Love, and Passports

Innocence lost

It’s been nearly a week since April Jones a 5 year old from Wales disappeared. The search for this little girl has been intense. A suspect was arrested in connection with her disappearance on Tuesday just a day after the incident. It is now reported that he has been charged on suspicion of murder. No details have been given and there is no body. Deep down in my heart I really hope they are wrong and that she’ll be found alive and unharmed. Perhaps it seems naive but every child deserves to live a carefree existence after all this is what childhood is all about.

Abductors are really heartless people I just can’t begin to imagine what goes through an individual’s mind when they decide to destroy a family and steal a child’s innocence. There’s no doubt that even when a child is found their lives are forever changed and a lifetime of counselling becomes the order of the day. Missing people are sometimes found and Elizabeth Smart is proof of this. She was taken from her home and was missing for nine months, she testified against her abductors, went on to study at university and recently married. I wish her every happiness for her future she is truly an example of human triumph!

In recent years the world was gripped by the story of Madeleine McCann who went missing from a hotel room while on holiday with her parents in Portugal. Sadly she is still missing. There are many theories surrounding her disappearance but the bottom line is that she is missing and her family have been existing in a nightmare.

Thousands of people go missing every year and it translates to broken-hearted families. Spare a thought for all the missing persons today. Let hope burn bright always!

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