This time last year I was standing at the departures terminal at Sydney airport, not succeeding in holding back the tears, feeling like my heart was breaking both with loss and enormous pride, my beautiful daughter was setting off on a courageous adventure to live on the other side of the world, she was flying to London to live, indefinitely, she had booked herself a place to stay for a month. She went with one suit case and a heart full of determination.
I am proud to say she has excelled and thrived beautifully, true to her plan she attracted a wonderful job and found a place to live. During her year she has travelled to France, Italy, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
So how have we faired as the close mother and daughter that we are, pretty well. Elly seems t have flourished and negotiated her way through the difficult aspects of living so far away from your family, me to be totally honest it has been quite challenging though it has been made easier thanks to Skype, we message generally every 2nd day and usually have a long chat once a week, I am so grateful for the technology we have, it would have been a lot harder without it.
The year has gone by quite fast, though it feels like a really long time since I have hugged her. I continue to wrap her in white light ( as I do all 3 of my children) each day and visually kiss her goodnight each evening and will continue to encourage her to live her dreams and buy more tissues for me.
I am beyond proud and inspired by her strength and determination and commitment to her dreams.
Elly is a beautiful example of what’s possible when you find the courage to follow your heart.