This morning I saw a newspaper headline about an 7 year old boy from Bellingham who has been missing for nearly three days after he disappeared from a beach on Vancouver Island while vacationing with his family.
Whenever I hear about things happening to children my own son’s age, I can’t help putting myself in that parents’ place for just a moment, empathising with what they are going through. I was instantly transported back to the the panic and fear I experienced that day several years ago when I lost track of my own son for only a few minutes near a large body of water.
Since I especially related to today’s story, as soon as I got home from work I went online to check on the progress of the search. There was a photograph.
My heart sank. I know that face. It’s William, a sweet boy I know, a friend of my son’s. David and Camilla’s little boy. The anguish they must be going through right now I can only imagine. I hope we have some answers soon.