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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Leaving On A Jet Plane

I walked into the spare bedroom this morning and all that was left was an unmade bed, a clear floor space where once there were suitcases she was living out of while staying with us, and the scent of her perfume.

No long lanky daughter stretched out on the bed with her computer where she would lay or  sit and Skype for hours.  No Hi's from the other side of the world to me either.

Just silence and an empty space.

The goodbyes are over, the travel has started, the Perth to Melbourne leg is done and she is on the long journey now from Melbourne to LAX, then to Seattle before the jump to Sitka in Alaska.  She arrives on Thursday morning Perth time, she left here at 11.30pm last night.

Her impatience to get on the plane was palpable, as was her anxiety at leaving.

As a mother it is bittersweet to want nothing more than your children to be happy, but to know that to do this they have to leave you, and not just leave your home or the State in which your live but the country as well.

So my heart is breaking today, but I know it will mend when I see her smiling face at the end of her journey.

Now I really need to download Skype so that can happen.

Have a wonderful journey daughter of mine, may your heart be always filled with happiness and know that is always my wish for you, as it is for your sisters and brother.

A Goodbye cuddle on Sunday with her sisters and brother
(she's the one 2nd from the right or 3rd from the left if that is your preference)


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  4. Hello beautiful friend. I just wanted to touch base with you. I don't know if you will get it before Christmas, but either way I just wanted to send my love. I imagine it might be hard to have Christmas with your daughter so far away. I hope that you get to talk on Skype.

    Stay safe over the holidays. Relax. Have a lovely time. Soak up some love. I'm thinking of you. xxxx

  5. What an adventure! I think I would have picked your gal out just by the extraordinary joy beaming from her face. Have a lovely, lovely Christmas xx



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