My daughter has been home with us here on and off for the past 3 weeks.
It has been a house in a mess with a rapidly emptying fridge and rubbish on the tv constantly.
It has also been laughing and cuddling and sharing and being the 'us' of old ...mom and little girl......
'mom, where is?.......',
'Oh mom, look at this...'
'ooh are you making ( here, insert cake/a sandwich/dinner/opening a bottle of wine/a pot of tea)?..lovely'
'does this look good mom'
'Can I borrow your leggings?'
'Shall I make dinner?.......no don't take anything out of the freezer/look in the cupboards/larder....lets just go and buy stuff now shall we?'
It has been coming in from work to find someone in the house, the lights and heating on and the smell of food cooking...heaven.
It has been the mister smiling when he sees his wife and daughter laughing and having a good time.
It has been the cats having more ' fuss-n-lovin' than usual.
It has been having both my children here at Sunday lunch.
It has been text books and written notes and study and dissertation tidying.
It has been tears over job applications and CV's and grad schemes and internships.......and assurances from me that it will all be OK...that she will get a job in London.....because she will. Patience and timing and luck and hardwork will win in the end.
All good things come to an end, and she has just driven off to return to University.
100 miles away.
She has never driven on a motorway before and so her Pa is with her and then he will drive
her car home....because that is what Dads do. Sit with you on your first scary long journey.
I am happy she is happy.
I am sad that she is not here.
I do not want her here in reality...she needs to be off living her life....but the hugging and waving
good bye bit always makes me sad.........
Safe travels sweetpea....journey well and enjoy all there is to see along the way..X