Some of the news coverage last night was really interesting. I really like the ABC coverage, because they dug out video from back when Michaela was first kidnapped. You will see a huge billboard which was parked in my front yard for several weeks, for example. They also interviewed my son, Robbie, instead of me. Before you watch it, I just want to tell you that Robbie is one of the very nicest young men in the world -- he is smart, funny and kind, and gives the world's best hugs.
KRON channel 4 in San Francisco also reviewed the history of the case.
And NBC Bay Area ... yesterday people kept asking me if this lead gave me hope. This interview captures my answer to that, as Robbie also captured it in the Channel 7 video.
People often think that if they aren't hearing about the case in the news that there is nothing going on, but that is far from the truth. This case is always being worked. The lead regarding Herzog ... well, the more I look at his photo from the 1980's, the more I think he does look just like the image the composite drawing has sketched in my mind -- except for the acne, although I know that can pop up as a result of a methamphetamine binge also. But there are a few other leads in this case that are so good the media would be excitedly reporting them if they knew about them. Some things are just better investigated quietly, however.
Meanwhile, I just have to sit and wait for someone to give me the answers. But I will do what I have to do. And I wiill never give up. Michaela, from this news coverage, from the blogs posted here, from the many many people who write directly to you on this blog, and from all the comments left on your facebook page, just know that you are dearly and deeply loved, forever and for always, no matter what.
A couple of my dear friends, Chris Orrey and Kaye Santos, posted some quotes on Facebook yesterday which really spoke to my heart. I have copied them into this blog, in the right hand sidebar. One is from Winnie the Pooh, and one is from Maya Angelou. Please read them, and always hold hope and faith in your heart. You are stronger than you know.
Love you, Michaela.