Sally Faulkner said she felt “numb because it feels so surreal,” with the grief at losing her children coming “in waves where I just burst out crying.”
Speaking for the first time since her return to Australia last Friday, Sally said she spent the flight home from Beirut, “bawling my eyes out and then I’m kind of, alright one minute and then all of a sudden it floods back.” reports The Courier Mail.
Revealing the painful details of her final, court-ordered reunion with her children, an emotional Ms Faulkner said: “I had to say goodbye to my babies. Lahela, she looked at me and said, ‘Mummy will you take my ring,’ she gave me her little Barbie ring, she said ‘This is so you don’t forget me.’”
Reporter Tara Brown said: “I think despite how terribly it’s gone, she knows in her heart she’s tried everything to get them back. This is in her opinion, that she had no choice but to do this and ultimately she’s been able to tell them that she tried everything.”
Faulkner’s “lost everything … she’s lost her babies” Brown said, “and I’m completely in awe of how she’s coped with that.”
Thinking of you, Sally.
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