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Saying goodbye never gets easier

saying goodbyeAfter a weekend of sewing curtains, packing and washing clothing, my daughter finally left for university once again after a three month holiday. An entourage of three cars set off, loaded with her possessions.  I have repeated this process for the past three years while she studied for her degree but saying goodbye never gets easier.

When we arrived at her little bachelor flat, I hung her curtains and unpacked her kitchen utensils, leaving her to unpack her clothes. As I drove back home, I experienced mixed feelings – I was glad she was installed in her little space and a step further along the road to becoming a psychologist.  However, I couldn’t avoid the sadness that was there too as I took that lonely drive back home. (more…)