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I'm sad today

As you may know. I am the mother of 5 wonderful teenage boys. What you may not know is only 2 of them are naturally mine.

Today is a big day.

I am happy but very very sad.

2 of my boys are going home to live with their natural father today. I am very happy for them but so very very sad. I thought over the years that I had carefully prepared myself for today, guess not.

I always knew this day would come. That I was just a steping stone until Dad could get it together.

My hat goes of to all foster parents (Iam not a foster parent) just an Aunt.

Thanks for letting me vent

As you may know. I am the mother of 5 wonderful teenage boys. What you may not know is only 2 of them are naturally mine.

Today is a big day.

I am happy but very very sad.

2 of my boys are going home to live with their natural father today. I am very happy for them but so very very sad. I thought over the years that I had carefully prepared myself for today, guess not.

I always knew this day would come. That I was just a steping stone until Dad could get it together.

My hat goes of to all foster parents (Iam not a foster parent) just an Aunt.

Thanks for letting me vent

altomga

Has 20 years experience. Specializes in Pain Mgmt, ICU nursing, L/D Nursing.

you are to be commended and my hat goes off to you....

you deserve to be sad, but be glad that you helped keep a child's life happy until their dad could get "it together"

:) Keep your chin up:)

altomga

Has 20 years experience. Specializes in Pain Mgmt, ICU nursing, L/D Nursing.

you are to be commended and my hat goes off to you....

you deserve to be sad, but be glad that you helped keep a child's life happy until their dad could get "it together"

:) Keep your chin up:)

Great big hug to you. You have played such an important role in thier lives and i'm sure you will continue to do so. It's never easy to let go and i know it's bittersweet for you. we are here for you :)

Great big hug to you. You have played such an important role in thier lives and i'm sure you will continue to do so. It's never easy to let go and i know it's bittersweet for you. we are here for you :)

I will be thinking of you on Mothers day (you are a person deserving of the title because you have given so much). I am always amazed at what people are able to give of themselves when needed to do so and you have risen to the challenge. Bravo to you.

take care of your self

Erin

I will be thinking of you on Mothers day (you are a person deserving of the title because you have given so much). I am always amazed at what people are able to give of themselves when needed to do so and you have risen to the challenge. Bravo to you.

take care of your self

Erin

live4today, RN

Specializes in Community Health Nurse.

Originally posted by Erin RN student

I will be thinking of you on Mothers day (you are a person deserving of the title because you have given so much). I am always amazed at what people are able to give of themselves when needed to do so and you have risen to the challenge. Bravo to you.

take care of your self

Erin

A heartfelt second to this message for it deserves to be repeated. I couldn't have written it better. (Thanks Erin for letting me borrow your thoughts to express to sixes). :)

((((((sixes)))))) What a blessing you truly are. :kiss :balloons:

live4today, RN

Specializes in Community Health Nurse.

Originally posted by Erin RN student

I will be thinking of you on Mothers day (you are a person deserving of the title because you have given so much). I am always amazed at what people are able to give of themselves when needed to do so and you have risen to the challenge. Bravo to you.

take care of your self

Erin

A heartfelt second to this message for it deserves to be repeated. I couldn't have written it better. (Thanks Erin for letting me borrow your thoughts to express to sixes). :)

((((((sixes)))))) What a blessing you truly are. :kiss :balloons:

The boys are who they are, in part, because of you. You showed them what unconditional love and acceptance is about -- lessons they will carry with them throughout their lives. It's a bittersweet moment for all -- but you have been there for them when their dad was unable to. I'm hoping that social services will follow closely to help them transition back to their lives with their "natural" father. Keep in contact with them and let them know that you are there for them 24/7. What a wonderful person you are -- how rich all your lives must be -- you truly have a home filled with love.

Sue

The boys are who they are, in part, because of you. You showed them what unconditional love and acceptance is about -- lessons they will carry with them throughout their lives. It's a bittersweet moment for all -- but you have been there for them when their dad was unable to. I'm hoping that social services will follow closely to help them transition back to their lives with their "natural" father. Keep in contact with them and let them know that you are there for them 24/7. What a wonderful person you are -- how rich all your lives must be -- you truly have a home filled with love.

Sue

And Sixes, you will never be "just an Aunt" to them.:kiss

Erin

And Sixes, you will never be "just an Aunt" to them.:kiss

Erin

jnette, ASN, EMT-I

Has 10 years experience. Specializes in Hemodialysis, Home Health.

Each one is taking a piece of your heart with them.

While this is painful, know that these heart fragments are not simply "gone", but tethered. Hearts have mingled and blended.

You will always be as "one".

May your pain be eased in knowing that each one carries part of you with them.

And that hearts are never too far away.

BIG, BIG HUGS for you.

jnette, ASN, EMT-I

Has 10 years experience. Specializes in Hemodialysis, Home Health.

Each one is taking a piece of your heart with them.

While this is painful, know that these heart fragments are not simply "gone", but tethered. Hearts have mingled and blended.

You will always be as "one".

May your pain be eased in knowing that each one carries part of you with them.

And that hearts are never too far away.

BIG, BIG HUGS for you.

(((((((hugs))))))). As they mature and become men with their own wives and children, you may be pleasantly surprised that you will be included as grandma. My friend was in a similiar situation and when the kids were grown, they gravitated more towards her then their biological mother. They love their mother, but had developed a bond with their stepmother that they came to value greatly when they had kids of their own. Until then, I hope you draw comfort from the knowledge that you are a great mommy-aunt and put their needs before your own.

(((((((hugs))))))). As they mature and become men with their own wives and children, you may be pleasantly surprised that you will be included as grandma. My friend was in a similiar situation and when the kids were grown, they gravitated more towards her then their biological mother. They love their mother, but had developed a bond with their stepmother that they came to value greatly when they had kids of their own. Until then, I hope you draw comfort from the knowledge that you are a great mommy-aunt and put their needs before your own.

I want you to know that you are an awesome person. Giving you a great big hug. I used to be a foster mom and I know that pain.

Take good care of yourself.

I want you to know that you are an awesome person. Giving you a great big hug. I used to be a foster mom and I know that pain.

Take good care of yourself.

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