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The Story of...

Sam Polley

Written by Kate Polley Illustrated by Alex Latimer


Copyright Š Kate Polley. The right of Kate Polley to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act. All rights reserved. First published in the UK in 2014 by: The Solopreneur Publishing Company Ltd. West Yorkshire WF9 1PB www.thesolopreneur.co.uk The publisher makes no representation, expressed or implied, with regards to the accuracy of the information contained in this book, and cannot accept any responsibility or liability. Except for the quotation of small passages for the purposes of criticism and review, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, except under the terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 without the prior consent of the publisher at the address above. Printed in the U.K. Illustrations by Alex Latimer


A message from the author – Kate Polley This book is based on the story, Sam and Finn which was originally written for my twin sons, Samuel and Finn Polley. This personalised version of the book has been created especially for you, your children, families and friends. It is a story of hope which will remind you that we can experience the love and joy of a loved one, even when they are no longer with us here on earth. By sharing Sam’s message in this personalised version of the story, it is my wish that you will find some comfort and peace. “Love is like life, merely longer” - Emily Dickinson Thank you: Thank you to my family and friends - thank you for helping give my precious Sam a voice and for standing by me when I needed you most. Hannah, Erin, Finn and Jude, my gorgeous children - each of you is so unique, thank you for being you. Samuel Polley - thank you for choosing me, you have taught me so much. “I carry your heart I carry it in my heart” - EE Cummings Kate Polley lives in Cape Town, South Africa, together with her husband Peter and children.


This is the story of Sam Polley who even though we cannot see‌


Lives within you and me!


When Sam’s body was no longer strong, it was time for him to move along.


Before he had to say goodbye, he whispered gently: Please don’t cry.


Even though I cannot stay, I will still be with you every day.


Whilst the time has come for me to go,

I love you more than you’ll ever know.


I am the brightest star in the night sky,


a butterfly flapping way up high.


I am the dancing summer breeze,


and the golden autumn leaves.


I am the sand that tickles your toes,


and the sun that kisses your nose.


I am the sparkle in your eye,


and the salty tears you cry.


I am the dimple in your cheek,


and your grubby little feet.


I am the soft curl of your hair,


and the depth of your twinkly eyed stare.


I am the gurgle in your laughter,


I am your ‌. forever after.


Your brother and son I will always be. So when you feel lonely or just a bit blue, take a moment and think of me.


Look all around you and right on cue… I’ll be smiling back at you!


THE END


This is a story about a very special little person. Created especially for you, it’s full of hope and comfort. It will remind you that we can experience the love and joy of a loved one, even when they are no longer with us here on earth.

A donation from each book will

go to Kate’s favourite charities.

The Story of... Sam Polley  

This is the story of a very special little person. Created especially for you, it is full of hope and comfort. It reminds us that we can...

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