Gracia & Josh's Big Adventure - Part 1
Well, today's the day, having gotten up at 2am and dropped the kids off at St Pancras International to catch the 5:25am train to Paris, I am back home and feeling more than a little lost. Gracia text-ed me within five minutes of David and I leaving the station to say that she was missing us already and when I switched on my laptop there was an email from her to say she will miss us loads and can't wait to see us again!
A very quick, snatched photo as I wasn't supposed to take one and got told off! Look at her backpack - it weighs almost as much as she does and contains essentials such as hair straighteners!
I am so glad that she is going to have the opportunities that we have always wanted for her. In fact - in 2009, I made a layout saying that I wanted her to travel, go to music festivals and do all the things we never had a chance to do!
So for the next 5+ weeks they are going to
Benicassim (Spain) for a 4 day music festival
Greece for a week-long beach holiday with Josh's family.
xxx HOME xxx
Only another 38 days and they will be home (not that I'm counting or anything)!
Reasons to be cheerful:
1. That we have brought up a daughter who is confident enough to go backpacking around Europe at just 18.
2. That both kids are sensible and will look after each other and stay safe at all times.
3. That we can let her go and not let her know how much it hurts to do so.
Stay safe my baby.