I just want to thank everybody for being patient. It is so long since I have been here, and the results of the most recent lead are in.... So I was really pleasantly surprised to see that there are still a good number of people who still come here, every day. Thank you.
As far as the case goes, I am continuing to receive information pointing to the UAE. Whether it is genuine or not, I don't know. I'd like to think people wouldn't play with me, but it is always possible that they could be mistaken. So I take it, hope for what is promised, but don't hold my breath.
I have started working on my book again. My kids and husband, under the leadership of my daughter Libby, got me an iPad for Christmas. I've got to tell you, I absolutely love this thing. I have recently found a great program for using Microsoft word on it, and it has enabled me to start working on the book. It's hard to explain, but working on the iPad is just such an intimate environment. I sit on the couch (with my little dog Spike cuddled next to me), and I write. I don't have to go somewhere, or turn anything on. But most of all is the sense of intimacy. It feels like writing in a journal.
Michaela, if you are out there, if you are one of the people who faithfully visits this page to see if I have written anything, please don't ever interpret my silence as having forgotten you. I will never do that. In these days that I have been writing, my heart has been wrapped up in you, remembering, just as it so often is. Just because the thoughts don't appear here on my blog doesn't mean they don't exist. I love you, forever, in all circumstances, with no conditions. I love you even if you read this and yet choose not to come home. I know you would have your own good reason. Just know that I will never stop wanting you. The room in my heart that you came to occupy on the day you were born is still yours. You are always in it,wherever you may be. If you are okay, that's all that matters. But if you are not safe, if you are suffering, please never give up looking for a way to break free and come home.
I love you forever, baby girl.