Right now, I’m sitting at the Sunshine Coast Airport, waiting for my flight home. I’ve had a lovely few days here – much too short of course – visiting my son and his family. They moved to Peregian Springs in April this year so this is the first time I’ve seen them for a few months.
I was very surprised at how much my grandchildren have grown since I last saw them. There is Jake 12, Lucas 9, and Hudson 5. I loved spending time with them, visiting their school and meeting their teachers. It was such a huge relief to see how well they have settled into life in Queensland, after such a short time. As I sit here, I’m feeling sad, thinking about how long it will be, before I’m able to see them again.
How much will they have grown by next time I see them? Jake will be in High school. Lucas, our special baby, born on Christmas Day will have had a birthday, and be in double figures. And Hudson will be in grade one, no longer a little preppie.
It really does suck to have family so far away. But, we are so lucky to be living in the times we are, when to visit family, living 1722 km away, it’s just a 19 hour drive or a quick two and a half hour flight away. We will be back in 2020 for sure
Other than spending time with family, it’s been lovely to take time out for a while and restock. I’ve walked many beaches, trails and paths, which has given me plenty of time to realise just how lucky I am, how perfect my life is and how I wouldn’t change a thing. Except that it might be nice to win the lottery so we could afford to buy a house in exclusive upmarket Peregian Springs!