Mission AccomplishedYep - we have managed 13 weeks together and not one serious argument, only one time when I had to walk away and only one time when I had to say 'Let's drop it'. Our lovely girl has gone back to Newcastle and once again I am missing her so much.
On Sunday we took her to the station and off she went back to Newcastle.
I sometimes wonder if we should have had more scraps so that I would be relieved when she returned to Newcastle!
Our final week was spent at Center Parcs as a little holiday treat for the four of us. We had a fabulous time doing things as a family, Gracia and Josh, David and I doing things together, David and Josh, Gracia and I doing things together. We swam, played badminton, went 10 pin bowling, walked Kiera (yes she came too - it was a family holiday) went to the gymnasium, played crazy golf and so many other things.
At the moment they do not have internet at their house so we can't Skype so this is my saving grace.
Reasons to be cheerful:
1. A holiday where we got to know Josh better, David and Josh built on their friendship and I think David now knows what it would be like to have a son. I have to say that I have never seen such competition when they were playing any and every sport! Is it a boy thing?
2. 13 weeks of peace with my gorgeous girl.
3. The prospect of seeing Gracia very soon.