Tears aplenty. Hugs all round. Painful good bye’s.
Mum – returning home. Leaving her little girl, all growed up, alone in a strange place.
Will she manage? Will she be careful? Will she feed herself properly? Will she make friends? What if she feels ill? What if she needs help? What if she has no money?
Are these questions asked of her at home?? Is she well independent anyway? Don’t we think her capable, smart, sociable, financially savvy? Don’t we know her tenacity? Her coping skills? Her capacity to take things in her stride? Doesn’t she know the phone number???
Well – she is/has/knows all of these things. But – she’s away from home. Alone. In a new job…..
Still – volcanic ash?????
AAAAAAAaaaarrggh!!!! – mum may not get home after all!!!!!!!!!!