What I learnt, is nothing new, something I knew would happen and the thing that it surprisingly constant. What I learnt is that even though she has lived in Newcastle for the past 5 years after spending a fortnight together missing my girl is inevitable, hard and will always happen when she goes back.
The four of us, well five if you include Kiera and we always try to include Kiera, spent a week walking in the Lake District, earlier in the month. We had such a fabulous time, the sun shone for all but one day and when I say shone it was sun hats and sun block hot. We walked round lakes, climbed hills, fell over in the mud (in my case, much to the amusement of the others), swam in the becks (not in my case but the others did) and ate well, but sensibly.
Then Gracia caught the train home to us (not enough room in the car for us to bring her back) and spent another week here. We went to London to chase dreams
to the zoo to find our favourite animals
went pig hunting in Ipswich
and made a proper afternoon tea.
Every day was filled with fun and laughter and now she has gone back our little house echos with emptiness.
I am sure she will be back very soon and she starts on the final year of her medical degree tomorrow, almost there! After that she has two years as a junior doctor in a hospital and three further years GP training but after this year we can close the bank of mum and dad as she will be earning.
Reason to be Cheerful:-
Missing my girl indicates that we have had a lovely time and are looking forward to next time she is home. If I didn't miss her it would mean that I was glad she had returned to Newcastle!