- Family and Parenting
There one moment . . . gone the next
The Spider Man
Like a budding flower
I saw on the Weekend Australian Magazine an article entitled “There one moment... gone the next: What happened to William?Three-year-old William was playing with his one-year-older sister outside his grandmother’s house in Kendall, NSW last Sept 12, when he disappeared. He loved the bike he got for his third birthday and his father said that he is fun to be around, with an inquiring mind. His father said that he was “About to blosson.”
His parents immediately called the Police and many have been searching for him since then (Police, family, friends, neighbours, concerned people on foot, bicycle, horseback, Dog Unit, divers, Search helicopters. William Tyrrell’s grandmother’s house is on a dead-end road and behind there is forest and underneath a thick tangle of lantana, a difficult terrain for a 3 year old to navigate.
There was also the case of an 11-year-old boy with autism here in Australia, who disappeared from a camp in Victoria and he was found after 4 or 5 days. He had been all that time alone, without food or water and I thought it was a miracle that he survived, as it had been cold in the evenings. When he was found, all people looking for him were happy that somebody searching for him on a helicopter had seen him from the corner of his eye!
There was also the case of Madeleine McCann, a small British girl, who disappeared in Portugal and that happened about 8 years ago. I was living in Austria at the time and whenever we stopped at a service station on the highway, I always looked around searching for Madeleine.
In Australia there was also the case of Daniel Morcombe, who took a bus on the Sunshine Coast, and disappeared. They caught the person who abducted him and he was tried after 8 years.
The other day I was reading the New York Times book review and I read about this book: God help the child, by Toni Morrison and I also want to ask God to help William, the Spider Man.