Tuesday 17 January 2012

Moving On

I talk a lot about my life on here apart from writing, but actually I'm a very private person. I don't really talk about how I feel with many people in my off-internet world.

Polly is being moved next week. For those of you who don't know, Polly is a premature baby that myself and my husband have been fostering since the start of October. We found out before Christmas but didn't tell many people. We knew that she would be moving at some point, but we're still finding it pretty difficult. It's hard to pack up belongings for a baby you've looked after for almost four months.

I'm not going to write a big post about it, because I don't feel comfortable doing that. I'll return to my usual post themes tomorrow.

14 comments:

  1. You and your husband have the biggest hearts. It has to be so difficult to take in children knowing that you probably won't get to keep them. I can't imagine doing that. It's a brave, good, hard thing you're doing and I applaud you for it.

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  2. I'm so sad to hear that! I'm sure you have made an impact in that child's life :)

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  3. My husband and I were foster parents for four years. It's hard to let them go. I hope Polly goes to another good home.

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  4. I really admire you and your husband for fostering, and wish I was in a position to do such a wonderful thing. You're amazing to do it, and I'm sure Polly Pocket has benefitted enormously from it :)

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  5. Just remember, that you took good care of her for that time. You and your husband are wonderful people for caring for her.

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  6. I'm sad to hear that. My parents have been foster parents for years and last year we had a little baby girl stay with us for a few months and it was the hardest thing to let her go because she was beautiful and I loved her laugh. A true sweetheart. But she was being reunited with her mother and it was okay in the end.

    We almost lost my sister - her mother tried to get her back, but in the end gave up since she couldn't clean up her act. I can't imagine my life without bubbly, wild Aly.

    Remember that you got to spend time with her and love her, even if it was for a short time. I'll be praying for you.

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  7. Hugs and good thoughts coming your way. I can't imagine how emotional that must be. Best wishes as you go through the healing process of saying goodbye to this little one.

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  8. I am so sorry that Polly Pocket is leaving. Sending hugs to you.

    Heather

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  9. I'm so sorry little Polly Pocket is leaving. I hope the transition isn't too painful for you.

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  10. I am in awe of you and your husband for doing this. Polly is so lucky to have had you in her life, even if just for a short while.

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  11. Sending you lots of hugs, Christine. xx

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  12. Thanks everyone! Can't get the hang of Blogger's new nested comment feature...otherwise I'd reply to you all individually. You're all so nice, thank you.

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  13. Somehow I missed this post before. You and your husband have done a wonderful thing by caring for and loving Polly when she was so young and fragile. She is lucky to have had you during such a critical time. I know you have been blessed by her sweetness as well. I hope that your heartache doesn't linger and that it is somehow replaced with peace and joy.

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  14. I'm so sorry to hear this. She may never know it, but that little girl was lucky to have you when she needed you most.

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