William Tyrrell's Parents Release Heartfelt Christmas Poem For Their Missing Son

21/12/2015 9:46 AM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
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The parents of missing boy William Tyrrell have released a poem to commemorate the second Christmas since their son disappeared from his grandmother's home on the NSW mid-north coast.

The poem, released Sunday, was a Christmas wish to their little boy, reminding people that the family still have “hope in their hearts” they will be reunited with their son.

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Three-year-old William before he disappeared

It begins: “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 mummys and daddys 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."

The poem goes on to recall special memories the family has of their son:

“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 kisses,

Your hugs and your tears...

We remember your first words, your first steps, your first fears.”

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William's last Christmas with his family in 2013

Few traces have been found of William, despite an extensive investigation and a community public awareness campaign.

In September this year on the anniversary of William's disappearance, thousands of Australians came together to raise awareness as part of the Where's William? campaign, as a reminder that William is still missing and the family is still hopeful he’s safe and happy.

“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,” they write.

On Sunday, the Tyrrell family has spoken of their daughter’s struggle as she has had to keep the secret of her brother’s disappearance from all but a select few family and friends.

“The thing that absolutely rips my heart out sometimes is that she’s had to learn to live with a secret, something that she shouldn’t need to do,” her mother told The Sunday Telegraph.

The family's identity has been withheld while police investigate the disappearance.

Our Christmas Wish for William – From Mum & Dad

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 kisses,

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 smell.

Your giggles,

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.

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