Last Thursday the 12th my oldest son JJ celebrated his 7th birthday. It’s a date shared with my cousin Sue and thanks to Facebook informing me, around 5 other folk I know. But it’s one person in particular that stands out from the crowd. The 12th of May 2011 was also Madeline McCann’s 8th Birthday.
I got woken up early by a very excited boy who couldn’t wait to rip open the wrapping paper and see what his presents were.
He got 2 books and a bell for his new bike from his younger brother and books, Lego, bike lock and DS game from us. The morning was going well until JJ decided that the new game had to be played prior to breakfast. Now like most families on a work/school day we have a TIGHT time schedule that really doesn’t allow for the slaying of mutant insects, so as you can image things ended up, well let’s say tense! But that aside we enjoyed some great family time lying in bed reading cards full of well wishes for a little boy who is our everything.
On the same day another family approached their child’s birthday in a very different way. “’If your child is killed in a traffic accident, or died of cancer, parents are at peace. But Madeleine is still missing and she needs us to do something,’