We were out taking an evening walk last night and couldn’t help but notice the bright Harvest Moon in the sky.
It is the 15th of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar – it’s mid-Autumn festival. This is the time of year when the moon is at its roundest and brightest. The fullness of the moon symbolises togetherness and reunion as families get together for dinners and they eat moon cakes.
Whether here in England or in faraway places all over the world, it’s the same moon we are looking at. And Mummy often says to me (and George, of course) – “I love you to the moon and back.”
Izzy, wherever you are, I wonder if you are looking at the moon tonight. Because we are sending you loving thoughts …and may they bounce right off the moonbeams and touches you and speaks to you. Because, Izzy, if you are wondering why your loving family has not come for you, just know they have been trying. And we have all been praying.
Be brave, stay safe and know you are not forgotten.
Tomorrow will be 19 months since you went missing.