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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  • the whole situation really sucks. I cant even begin to understand how sally must be feeling. this would break me so badly. I guess she felt this was the only way she could get her children back. It was never going to work though when he has family in government. They will always take his side and use the law in their favour. poor children being caught up in such a horrible situation


  • We don’t know how hard Sally tried previously. Don’t forget he took them out on the pretxt he was returning them, skips the country, then contacts Sally and tells them he is not bringing the kids back.


  • Ultimately the most important thing is that the children are well looked after whether they are here or there. It is sad that they have been caught up in this battle. I just pray their father gives them lots of love, care and attention.


  • No one in the media seems to have asked him to address the fact that the whole mess seems to have started when he lied to his wife about returning the children to Australa. Why doesn’t he have to justify this?


  • I was crying when watching 60 minutes last night. Rge part about little Lealah giving her mum her ring so she didn’t Diegem get broke t heart. Poor children, noir us a winner in this situation.


  • Thoughts must be with the children and how they must feel. It must be very confusing for them.


  • I feel so sorry for Sally, but I also don’t understand why she didn’t try every other avenue to reach agreement with the childrens’ father, before taking such extreme measures to snatch them.


  • Poor Sally. My heart breaks for her.


  • Such a tragic tale. I can’t imagine signing my babies over, but I understand it was either that or jail. The father is by far the only winner in this very sad tale


  • This all situation must be so painful for Sally. :-(


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