Well as I type my best friend, husband and little girl are in the departure lounge at Manchester Airport waiting to jet off to their new life in Perth.
I have had a weird weekend being happy, staying positive for her, feeling sad and not getting upset as I knew she would have enough emotion without mine too. On Sat we all went out along with our girls for food and talked about things we did years ago and how we are going ot meet up in Airlie Beach hopefully by the end of the year when we arrive. However we are going to Brisbane and they will be in Perth.
She told me that nothing prepared her for saying goodbye last nite, she has been staying with her mam for few days with her 2 years old. Her mam has totally blanked what is happening and just kept having digs in at her. She told me things were so strained she just wanted her mam to put her arms around her, she tried so much to gain some sort of relationship with her in the last few days, but failed. She told me that due to her reaction to her leaving (she has no brothers or sisters) she was shell shocked last night as her mam was screaming at the car for them not to leave. Maybe she had just shut it out.
She also left behind her 18yr old daughter, she wanted to go to OZ at the start of the application but then met a lad so decided not to go, although she is on PR so she can easily follow them. Her daughter has just text her to say that she wished that she had gone with them. Bless her.
I wish them all the luck in the world, its maybe give me some insite into how our friends/parents will feel when we leave. I'm so not looking forward to it