Tears welled up in Vic’s eyes when I said goodbye. “Have a wonderful time Mommy. Give my love to my brother, Mac and the girls…”
“We will Skype every day angel” I promised
“Bring our cuzzies back in your suitcase Oumie” Jared said
And then we were on our way to the airport. It took every ounce of my strength not to stay. I kept seeing Vic’s tear filled eyes….
It was a wonderful flight. I literally slept from Johannesburg to London. I had a cup of tea at the airport and caught the coach to Coventry. I slept from Heathrow to Coventry….
It was so great seeing Michaela again. We had lots of tea and chatted non-stop. Mackenzie, the one-year old baby cried and would not sit with me. We pull faces at her and chat on Skype but that is so different to real life. She will warm to her Oumie!
At 3pm we first collected Georgia from Nursery School. She was quietly sitting on the carpet in her class and when she saw me she just mouthed “Oumie…” We hugged and kissed and she held onto me as if to say “Don’t go…”
At 3.15pm Chloe’s classroom doors opened. Chloe was sitting next to a little boy and did not notice me at first. Her teacher called out her name and she got up to walk out of her classroom. Her blue eyes connected with mine and disbelief spread over her little face. She went from walking to flying!
We spent a wonderful afternoon playing and chatting. I got to help with the girls bathing. Mackenzie no longer cries when I come near her and her sister wanted to sleep in my bed with me….
I am such a blessed woman. I am surrounded by love.