KATE McCann has told how the pain of searching for her missing daughter
Madeleine has left her unable to face Mother's Day.
The brave GP spoke of her heartache as she and husband Gerry prepared
10km charity run
The couple, wearing T-shirts printed with a picture of Madeleine and the
words "Don't give up on me", shared a poignant embrace on the finish
line of the Miles For Missing People event in London's Hyde Park.
And frail-looking Kate, 41, also mum to five-year-old twins
said: "Every day is quite difficult. I guess Mother's Day is
another reminder that Madeleine's not here.
"I think motherhood is a real gift and obviously I've got three children
and it's another reminder that one of my babies isn't with me.
"Perhaps days where we would have done something really special, we
don't necessarily, certainly Mother's Day."
Speaking in a Radio 2 interview broadcast this morning Kate, from
Rothley, Leics, gave a rare insight into her ordeal since Madeleine went
missing aged three from Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007.
"It's always funny that line that time is a healer. I think the wounds
are less raw but the pain doesn't go away," she said.
"We've got hope that
Madeleine is still alive."