As we prepare to celebrate Christmas with our families, there are many who will be spending the day without a loved one.
Perhaps the most publicised lost child case since Daniel Morcombe was abducted in 2003, the William Tyrell disappearance has tugged on many Australians heart strings.
The three-year-old was playing in his grandmother’s yard over 15 months ago when he disappeared without a trace.
He was wearing a Spider-Man suit and was with his sister in the driveway before he vanished, reports the ABC.
In the poem released today, his parents tell their son how they’re feeling and how much they miss him.
It’s Christmas time. It’s a time when stockings are hung by shimmering trees and happy little ones make their wishes.
It’s a time when mummy’s and daddy’s tuck children into bed with love and kisses only to be awakened by squeals of excitement because Santa has visited.
Christmas is a time for happiness.
It’s a time when families come together and hold each other tight, but not our family and not this Christmas night while our beautiful little boy William is still missing, absent from our sight.
We love you, our darling boy.
You are never far from our thoughts.
We remember everything about you.
Your amazing laugh,
Your kindness and the love you share with your sister,
Your complete adoration of your Daddy,
Your funny faces for Mummy,
Your hugs and your tears…
We remember your first words, your first steps, your first fears.
We miss everything about you our beautiful little boy.
We miss your laughter,
Your singing, and your little cry.
We miss you running through the house.
We miss you playing with your sister and your friends.
We miss you running up to Daddy when he comes home from work.
We miss you jumping into our bed when you’d wake us up for cuddles and kisses.
We miss you cuddling Little Tara and Monkey and playing with Fireman Sam,
You racing Daddy on your bike and the big smile on your face when you’d look up at us while we held your little hand.
We miss you every single minute of every single day, our special little man.
It’s Christmas time again, our second Christmas without you. But wherever you may be;
We wish that you are safe,
That you are happy,
That you are being loved,
But most of all, we wish that you were here with us…
We will love you forever and keep hope in our hearts that soon someone will come forward, that someone will say something so you will find your way home to us…
All our love and hugs,
Daddy, Mummy, your sister, Jetty Spaghetti and Chrissy and all your loving family.