Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Update


The photo above shows what your dining room looks like when America's Most Wanted comes to visit. And I am posting this picture because I got an e-mail from America's Most Wanted today, saying that they want to do an update on Michaela's case. I know you will all be excited to hear that, and I am as well. Oddly, part of what excites me is the unexpectedness of it ... just the fact that unexpected things happen, and that sometimes really good things happen with no warning, when you are least expecting them. I'm sure you get what I'm getting at here. And the last visit from America's Most Wanted was actually really exciting. They had contacted me and had arranged to do another show on Michaela in 2009, and shortly before the time they were supposed to come film, Jaycee was found ... so rather than the nice update on a long-missing child they had planned, they ended up walking into a firestorm of media attention on Michaela. And yes, you get where I'm going with that again.

Hope springs eternal, right?

In other news, I have had some breakthroughs with my book. There was a bit of it that had gone astray, and I have now found where it's gone. I have also completely revised the point of view. Revise, revise, revise, right? But it is feeling good.

I am also meeting within the next week or so with our detective to catch up on what's going on with Michaela's case.

And today my husband saved the neighborhood by jumping the fence and putting out a fire in the neighbor's back yard.

That's the news, folks.



23 comments:

  1. Praying that this news and good unexpected turn of events will bring good news and answers!

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  2. Awesome!!! Someday she will be found!!! No body no nothing she's out there alright! Can't wait to watch the show please let us know when it will be on!

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  3. This is wonderful! It's a shame there is no channel on television dedicated only to showcasing missing people. Any idea when this will air?

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  4. Wonderful news indeed!!! When will this air? Must watch!! Praying for positive things for you!!

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  5. this is great news! i will also be praying for positive things for you, sharon. - becca. btw, the person above who used the name becca wasn't me, i'm the one who emailed you.

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  6. Did you ever look in Hawaii? I just wondered... Thinking about Hawaii today so I figured I'd ask <3

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  7. You are so strong Sharon! I Can't wait till your new book comes out.I would love to read it. Oh yeah i watch America's Most Wanted and i was wondering if you knew when this new episode about Michaela will air? I know Michaela will be found soon! This is wonderful news! You will always be in my prayers! :)
    ~Stay Strong!<3~

    -Anna

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  8. I hope this is the big break in the case. you really deserve it, Sharon :)

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  9. Sharon, what's day is this update airing on TV ?

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    1. What's the point of publishing a comment then not answering the question? Wow....

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    2. There is no answer to give right now, Anonymous. It's pretty self-evident that if I get a date that Michaela will be on America's Most Wanted I will publish it here. And if somebody says something, i generally just publish it, unless there is a good reason not to.

      As for your "wow," I actually think I go out of my way to answer and converse with those who read and comment on my blogs, so to not have answered a question which might not be expected to have an answer doesn't, I don't think, deserve a "wow."

      I would also appreciate it if you would use a name, Anonymous.

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    3. anonymous, Sharon has a lot to do instead of be on her blog answering questions she doesn't know the answer to yet. I hope you realize how rude that was, sharon, just ignore him/her

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    4. your welcome ;)

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  10. Hi Sharon do u ever think at time michaela looks at this blog and sometimes post comments?

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    1. Yes, I do wonder about that. Shawn Hornbeck posted comments on his parents' website.

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    2. it's probably a small chance though, not many kidnappers would let their victims go on the Internet, not to let you down just to be honest :/

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  11. That is true :)

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  12. I love looking at your blog, and reading your posts. It breaks my heart knowing that she's still missing all these years later. I wasn't yet even a thought in my parents mind all those years ago on November 19, 1988, but I stumbled across Michaela's case via your facebook page. The poem she wrote before she became missing, as well as many other things just intrigue me. I hope and I pray that this new updated episode will bring more answers your way. I always read the comments that people write, and always question whether some "anonymous" person is really Michaela trying to speak to you. It shows in all that you write, and all that you do, that your daughter meant the world to you. Incredible!

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  13. Sharon,
    Have you ever heard a song called "A little good news?" It's an older song. I think its been out for 5 or 10 years maybe longer. I heard it on the radio late one night driving home from work last night and for some reason it made me think of you, your family and Michaela. Then I logged in today and saw your updates. I am so glad AMW is doing an update into Michaela's case.

    It might be naive thinking on my part. Sometimes I think with missing or unsolved cases somebody, somewhere might actually know something and might not even be aware of what they saw or heard. All it might take is that one person seeing Michaela's case on the news for the first time to realize what they saw or heard.

    Hoping something positive comes out of this for you.
    Hugs,
    Megan :)

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    1. Megan, I don't think I know the song. Who does it? But you are right, any moment a phone could ring, and we would get the news we need.

      Hugs to you too.
      Sharon

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  14. It's sung by Anne Murray. I've heard her perform it a couple different tempos/verions over the years. I found it on youtube. Below is the link to it. This is the orginal version she did of it and the same way I heard it on the radio the other night. It's sad that our daily news is typically the way it is described in this song. Might be one of the reason I hardly watch the daily news or get the paper. It's usually to depressing for me. I want to subcribe to a happy daily paper. :)Not quite sure why the song made me think of Michaela. I guess I keep hoping one of these days, I'll tune into the news and hear the good news you found her.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqUUQElQ8kM&feature=related

    Have a good week,
    Megan

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