Herself is in transition year and we are sending her off to France for three months. She got on a plane on her own unaccompanied for the first time this afternoon. We got her her own bank card. In a weird way, giving her freedom of the cash machines felt even more of a sign that she was growing up.
We saw her off at the airport, even her brothers came. I am a bit heartbroken. I will really, really miss her but I think she will love it and it will be a terrific experience for her. But three months. We met her friend’s mother in the park on Sunday and she said to me, “You are very brave because she will be a completely different person when she comes back.” I know it is true but I’m not entirely sure I welcomed hearing it.
Anyway she has just this instant landed in Paris and her first message confirmed that her phone credit has come through so all is well.