Sunday, 12 December 2010

Lost and found

This post has been removed by the author; I am concerned that its subject, now a young man, may not have the same version of events as I have. 'Truth' is subjective, after all, and although I know my truth of the story as I experienced it, I would not wish to cause distress or offence to him or his relatives by leaving it in this blog. So out of respect to him and the beliefs he holds, the account that prompted so many of you to respond has been deleted. 

41 comments:

Mac n' Janet said...

How beautiful, and it's true that love never dies!

Jenny Debeaux said...

What a wonderfully heart-warming thing to read. Thank you!

Keep well and I hope you were able to meet up with your sister....

John said...

What a great adventure the three of you together are having. Love conquers all.

frayedattheedge said...

I can hardly see to type through the tears - what an incredibly moving story. I am so pleased that the wound in your heart can now heal. Love, Anne

Deleilan said...

Tears welled up in my eyes as I read of your unexpected reunion with this lovely young man. Oh, I'm so happy for you! You'll have a wonderful time indeed with your two found little peapods!

liZZie said...

Beautifully written. Heart felt, and now it's your time to be loved like that too I think...

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Warmth , love and stability are vital if a child is to thrive and you provided that for these two little boys as long as you could .That they are now doing well is , in great part , thanks to you and their childminder and it's lovely to hear that they're in contact again .
Not knowing how they were must have been devastating .
I hope their mother has rebuilt her life and can enjoy her sons' success .

Dan said...

Oh my goodness Rachel, I really don't know what to say in response to this wonderful post, apart from I'm so, so glad for you all that you made the effort to keep in touch via the pictures, and that it was remembered. Heart-warming and wonderful.
Dan
-x-

annie hoff said...

That was so lovely, my eyes filled with tears. You never know in life where or who you might touch. What impressions you'll leave. The significance of your message and CD was very much noticed - and now a new chapter begins.

Isabelle said...

Oh, wow. How wonderful.

Marcheline said...

You have blessed and been blessed in return. Three cheers for love!

Kate on Clinton said...

How wonderful for you to connect with your peapods! Your CDs delivered the message of love and hope, and I'm so glad they touched these young men who could have so easily grown up to be indifferent and cynical.

Gary said...

I'm so happy for you. It brought a tear to my eye. It's like a happy ending in a movie.

judy in ky said...

Wonderful. I'm so happy for you and for the boys. They have never forgotten what a good friend you are.
By the way, was your sister able to get there yet?

Susan said...

This kind of love you are given when you are a child, especially if your home is filled with uncertainty and turmoil, stays with you forever...

What you gave, has now come back

xo S & les Gang

I read this post twice ... & slowly ;-)

Fran said...

That's such a great story. You had to wait a long time, but I bet it will be worth it.

Annie (Lady M) x said...

What a wonderfully moving story. Thanks for sharing that....

Lucille said...

Thank God you were still there for them to find you.

the veg artist said...

What an amazing thing you have done.

mountainear said...

Can't add a word - it's all been said.

Brilliant.

Ann said...

This is so moving. I'm so happy for you, Rachel. Ann

Hazel said...

Oh wow! It is clear that those early years are so important and even if the memories are hazy in conscious minds I think all the kindness and loving care is sometimes sort of stored in cells. Kindness, love, stability and support all help to mould small children into the adults they will become. Your efforts obviously paid off and helped them to weather the hard times. I have had a similar experience with a child who had a checquered life. She lived with me during the week from when she was 6 to 12 years old, spending weekends at her mother's. I too supported her mother who has a very disadvantaged life with all sorts of illness and drug problems. Earlier this year the girl decided she wanted to live permanently with her mum. I just hope that the care and experiences etc. she had here will help her to deal with whatever her life throws her in the future. Your story gives me hope.

elizabethm said...

Rachel that was a wonderful story and I am so glad you have met them again. Amazing how things come around. I am a great believer in reaping what you sow and you sowed pretty fabulously!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

What a touching story! I'm so glad you have been able to get together.

Dartford Warbler said...

What an amazing story Rachel! How lovely to have these two grown up boys back in your life again.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Love is such a precious thing... it never goes away... it is the waiting that is the hardest part.

BumbleVee said...

I wish I had an Auntie Rachel.....

Val said...

Incredible and heartwarming story, it brought tears to my eyes. I'm so happy for you, Rachel, this must be your most wonderful Christmas gift ever.

Rattling On said...

Lovely that he did find the courage, after all that time, to turn up at your door. No doubt he was afraid he may be let down again. And soon all three of you can catch up!

SusanFrances said...

I am so thrilled for you, and how movingly you tell the story! Must now go and put my mascara on again before getting off to work......most of it down my cheeks! X

Lesley said...

I delayed my start for work to read this post properly and I finish with tears in my eyes. They are lucky to have you.

Mary said...

What an amazing story! Thank you for sharing.

lovethosecupcakes said...

How great that you're now able to fill in those gaps and how satisfying to know that your boys (well, certainly one of them) have paved a successful path through some significant challenges.

silverpebble said...

Oh my. What a story. You've brought tears to my eyes!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

How wonderful! and how fortuitous that your move south was delayed..... dare we say 'Karma'?

flwrjane said...

God, wasn't i just too busy with my own stuff yesterday to get a chance to read this...

almost glad that i was, didn't want to be found crying over the Christmas tree.

They are very lucky boys/men.

May the love grow and grow.

xo jane

JofIndia said...

Heartening..

BumbleVee said...
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jabblog said...

Beautifully written and very poignant. Love conquers all, it seems, eventually.

Anonymous said...

I read this yesterday, was too choked to comment. But how amazing and wonderful that you're back in touch. They are so lucky to have found you again. I wish all three of you the very best for a long and loving future.

Jan x

"Sunshine" said...

I just now read your story, Rachel, and what a heartwarmer it is...
Your words are so tender and filled with love; as a woman I feel it deep.
I am soo thrilled that a reunion took place, there is nothing like a sore that won't heal.
My love to you and to your new relationships, may it continue to grow and fill your days and years to come.

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