6 years ago a little girl called Madeleine McCann went missing in Portugal whilst she was on holiday with her family. She was three years old. Today is her 10th birthday.
The story really hit home with me – I had just become a mother. My little girl was blonde and blue eyed like Madeleine. I could only imagine the horror of losing her, and worse not knowing what happened to her.
Madeleine’s parents are still looking and to raise awareness the blogging community is coming together today to keep this little girl in our minds. I hope against hope that these pictures will trigger a memory – that you might recognise something in one of the photos, that Madeleine may be found safe and well and returned to her family where she belongs.
This is what Madeleine could look like now…
Other children are of course missing all over the world. Just last week Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus escaped after 10 years of captivity. Ben Needham went missing as a toddler and there are numerous other cases. On the 25th May it is International Missing Children’s Day so please check out their website and do what you can.