Monday, May 14, 2007

MADELEINE McCANN


Missing Madeleine









A Family torn apart.

“If you have any information on the whereabouts of Madeleine McCann please inform the police immediately. If you are holding Madeleine McCann please hand her over safely or leave her somewhere safe for someone to collect her.” - Words of Kate McCann - Madeleine's distraught mother.


It is now 11 days since the breakfast news report two fridays ago that toddler Madeleine McCann had been missing from her parent’s hotel apartment for some hours and a search was going on for her in Portugal. The entire family were on holiday and the parents had left Madeleine and her twin brother and sister asleep in their room while they went out to dinner checking on the kids intermittently during their meal. Alas, when her parents - Kate and Jerry McCann both medical doctors returned, she was gone from the apartment but her twin brother and sister were still there on their beds sleeping peacefully.

I must confess that my first thoughts were cynical and condemning. How could they leave 3 kids below the age of 3 in a foreign land all alone in a room while they went out to eat dinner? It was reported that there were babysitting facilities available at the family friendly resort where they were staying but yet they didn’t avail themselves the use of the babysitting facilities. It was probably a wrong judgment which they are paying for dearly right now. I can no longer condemn their actions as it could have equally have happened to any one of us.

An hour has turned into hours, hours into a day; a day has turned into days, days into a week and now it’s fast approaching a fortnight and little Madeleine is yet to be found. It is heart wrenching watching the strain, anguish and agony on her parents faces daily and the issue is no longer why they left their kids all alone but to help find the missing girl. They (her parents) must have berated themselves and blamed themselves many times over for that costly mistake of leaving their little kids all alone sleeping in the room while they went out to eat. The strain and agony on their faces is apparent daily for all to see as each day goes by with their daughter still remaining missing. They are truely suffering and in a lot of pain over this unfortunate incident.
Madeleine turned four years old on Saturday - still missing, yet to be found and apart from her distraught family. There are fears that she may have been abducted and her abducters may have attempted to change her recognitive features and her parents have asked everyone to look out for Madeleine's distictive recognitive features which is her iris which runs into her eyes.

If anyone knows any thing or any clue as to where Madeleine could be, please please come out and help the police in their investigations and help return Madeleine back to the loving and welcome arms of her parents and family where she rightly belongs. The Crimestoppers Phoneline is: 44 1883 731 336.
We must also put the McCann family in God's hands and pray for Madeleine's safe return.

26 comments:

  1. I hope by god's grace she find her way home

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  2. i pray she is found. that God keeps her family together through this tough time. that wherever she is - she is being looked after, and she is happy and not scared.

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  3. For any parent, this has got to be the one thing you always wish never comes your way. It’s hard to feel or even imagine their pain if one hasn’t been there. Let’s hope they find the girl alive..soon!

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  4. This is an agonizing situation.I am sure her parents have done it before and nothing has happened. They probably figuredalso they have locked their door and the area is secure. Thepolice must interview the staff and security as well as all the guests on those three floors. Thisseems like an inside job. Someone must have seen something. My heart goes out to the little girl and her family.

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  5. this is sooooooooooo sad. i really hope and pray they find her.

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  6. Oh...my heart!! Please Lord help them find that child saef and sound.

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  7. this is so sad...no family prays to go tru thru this i can only imagine what they r goin thru...i pray they find her quickly..before time runs out...

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  8. God will surely answer the prayers of millions prayn for hte gals safe return.

    Btw, calabar gal, when did yu turn ya blog into BBC or CNN...lol!

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  9. May God prove himself strong and mighty in this situation...this is too sad for words...

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  10. I sincerely hope they find the little girl alive.
    It's bn 11days and i doubt it she is still alive but nothing is beyond GOD.
    I hope GOD is in control.

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  11. God! Sad! So sad!!So So Sad!!! May she be found in Jesus name , Amen!
    O girl, keep the news coming ok!

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  12. sad..
    sad...
    sad....
    hope she returns home safe and well
    my prayer goes out to her

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  13. I really hope they find her. I suspect she's out of the country (Portugal). The people who took her would have found a time and a place, she was targeted for sure, so her parents can't blame themselves.

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  14. I have cried, begged God, tried bribery, tried sulking, even silent treatment, all with God. I can only continue to believe. The situation is very hard especially as I have a three and a half year old daughter.

    Went to some childrens' birthday parties this weekend and we were discussing tagging and even microchippig children! God help us.

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  15. It breaks my heart to see this kind of a thing happen? What do her kidnappers want with her? What did she do wrong? They say 80% percent of lost children not found within 48 hours, usually turn up dead...I forbid it for her in Jesus name. I hope she's ok whereever she is, and I hope God almighty takes care of her. May she be found alive...amen!

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  16. She is still missing and the chances of her being found alve are so slim now....So sad....

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  17. Eish!..i saw that on BBC...just doesn't feel right.I wonder what whoever took the girl is up to you know?..like why he/she really have to do that.Mxem!...anyway..hey i cant log into your other blog,what have you done?

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  18. theres a new lead with the british suspect. apparently he offered to help the police look for the girl. its similar to ian huntly and the soham murders...

    here's hoping the trail wont run cold...

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  19. Oh my God, i hope who ever took her isnt hurting her in anyway, she is too young.
    I pray they find her and give her back to her parents.

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  20. incredibly sad... i hope she's alright.. i can only imagine what her familys going through right now..

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  21. This is just too terrible. Our recent holiday in Portugal in February was in the resort next to theirs and we had 3 toddlers with us. On those resorts, the realities of life is suspended and you live in this false perfect world with manicured trees, no traffic, winding roads, palm trees, staff on hand and there is no way you'd think your children were unsafe. This is why they left them to sleep only 150 yards away. Children are stress, they had finally gotten them to sleep and were chilling. Who knew this would happen? Pray for them to forgive themselves and for Madeline to be returned. SAFE!

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  22. I have found myself praying for this girl and for some reason...this has got more publicity than any missing child in recent history...My heart goes out to the parents and my prayers are with them...I pray that they keep holding on...this can easily tear any family apart no matter ho strong. Let us not relent in our prayers.

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  23. Every time I see this story on the news, I hold my babies tight and feel a serious sadness within me.

    Please God, PLEASE, return that baby to her mommy. We don't care who took her or why or where. Please, just give that family and the world a miracle - the safe return of that baby. Amen.

    Calabar gal, thanks for reminding us of that families pain. We tend to forget being that our lives are so fast paced.

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  24. Gosh, it's so tragic. Can only imagine the blame her parents have been loading on themselves since. What a terrible end to what should've been a great holiday

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