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Friday, March 31, 2006

A sad time for our family

As frequent readers know, something has been going on in the background regarding a family friend. We were hoping that perhaps this friend would be able to come and live with us due to some family issues at the friend's home that are very difficult and sometimes disconcerting. We have been anxiously awaiting the decision made by the courts, but unfortunately it was decided that another course of action was to be taken. It is a very sad time, especially for the Girl, who has been so counting on this friend to remain in the community. It wasn't up to us, but we tried to make it clear to those in power that we were there to stand in whilst things cleared up for this difficult family situation. However, the friend was unable to stay in the community and was brought this afternoon to a new situation, where there is at least a 45 day commitment. We are very sad to have this outcome, and we wish this family and our friend a time of great healing. We will make every effort to keep in touch with our friend, despite the difficulties involved, and we have told our friend how much s/he is loved.

There are many tears at our house this afternoon. We will miss our friend terribly.
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7 Comments:

Blogger Sandy said...

Oh I'm so sorry to read this. Prayers for your friend, friend's family and your family.

here from michele's this time.

31/3/06 5:13 PM  
Blogger craziequeen said...

Isn't it awful when you feel so helpless.......?

Been there, felt that.

My deepest thoughts are with you and the Girl, Margalit.

[[[hugs]]]

cq
Trying to get around a bit more these days - I have been slack in my blogging!

31/3/06 5:28 PM  
Blogger utenzi said...

Michele sent me, Margalit.

More drama? Wow, your life never gets easy, does it?

I hope this situation doesn't hurt your daughter's friend in the long run. It sounds like you're talking foster care and that can often be a problem. And other relatives, in troubled families, are often little better. Good luck to the friend--and your daughter--in dealing with this, Margalit. 6 weeks can be a long, long time.

31/3/06 5:52 PM  
Blogger rashbre said...

It all sounds very traumatic. Have strength for you, your friend and the others involved.

Here today via Michele's.

rashbre

31/3/06 6:30 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Thanks for stopping at my place today. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

31/3/06 6:40 PM  
Blogger WendyWings said...

I am sorry to read this, I hope in the long term some good will come out of the situation for all concerned.

31/3/06 10:19 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

I'm sorry to hear that Margalit.

1/4/06 5:13 PM  

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