While the rest of us have not been keeping track of the days…Madeline’s parents have. It seems the whole world was mad about Madeline and was doing their best to find her. Madeline McCann disappeared about a year ago in Portugal. Madeline was three years old at that time; her family was on vacation. To this day, Madeline is still missing. There are more questions than answers about what happened to her and if she will ever be found. Keeping her story in the media is helping people to remember that a little girl is out there somewhere waiting to be found.
Madeline’s parents were made the targets of suspicion by the authorities and the media, when it was made known to the public that they left 3 year old Madeline and her brother Sean alone in their hotel room while they went to dinner. It was a terrible decision and many are fearful of what has happened to Maddy. The parents were villified for making such a horrible error in judgement. Madeline disappeared and no one knows what has happened to the beautiful little girl. The parents have vigorously denied that they had anything to do with her disappearance. I am sure they have relieved that day and night over and over wishing that they could change what happened.
This friday, there will be an interview on 20/20 on ABC with Madeline’s parents at 10 pm. I will be watching. I can’t imagine the heartache they are going through. Some judge the parents harshly…i would suspect not as harshly as they judge themselves each day as they long for Madeline’s return. It is the hope of many that Madeline will be found soon.
It seemed for a time that everyone was Mad About Madeline…there were supposed sightings everywhere. If only someone were to actually find her; what joy that would bring. In the meantime, Madeline’s parents have been trying to fight for a system to be established in Europe for an Amber Alert. This would greatly improve the chances of someone trying to find a lost child in an area of the world where people cross boarders from one country into another and disappear quite easily.