June,2017 |  

  • Reflection

The dreaded departure…..

We’re slowly recovering from the dreaded departure a few days ago after a wonderful Australia visit.  All the global families out there will I’m sure relate to how awful the farewells are – after years of expat lives, and all our visits and farewells one would think it should get easier – it doesn’t.

The goodbye hugs before the girls left for school were particularly strong and lengthy…….. I was not in a good place by then but of course, more to come, saying goodbye to our son at the airport seemed to be more traumatic this time…….. I was very aware of the fact that whilst we are GlobalGrandparents, we are also global parents of our own children and are so proud of the way they are coping with their life Down Under with no family around.

Our flight home was full as the Australian school holidays are about to start and it was thought provoking and comforting in a way to be surrounded by Mums, Dads, babies, young children, and of course fellow global grandparents crossing the world to visit family here or coming back from visiting family in Oz.

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GGP Global Ambassador

Lives in: Edinburgh, UK

Grandchildren: Heather & Skye (Sydney, Australia) and Mia (Edinburgh, UK).

Globalgrandparent since 2007

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