I have that song stuck in my head now. How about you?? LOL.
Yep, well I am literally on my way in just a few days. I am going home to see the. parents and siblings. Sitting talking to hubby about this just the other day and it has been FIVE years since we were there. Really?? I didn’t think it had been that long but there you go! Funny how time flies.
Really what have we been up to? I suppose looking back at 5 years is a bit harder. In the last 2 years I have had a lot of change with jobs and kids have transitioned from one school to the next. We are now onto the next transition in our lives where Miss HD moves to college. Karate Kid will transition with me to a new school….and I will be his teacher next year. LOL lets hope we both survive this one.
This next journey for me is an independent one. Yes this one is to see my parents who are not keeping so well. Mum was diagnosed with Dementia a while back and it seems to be further on than I had thought. I felt it was a good time to get home and see them both before things turn pear shaped.
You know when we moved here 13 years ago, we knew this part of the journey would pop up but as a kid, you just think your parents are indestructible. They’ve always been there and you just think they always will be. Don’t get me wrong, I am not the girl who pines for home, nope my home is here in New Zealand but I am the kid who does miss things. I miss my family (sometimes) and particularly when my kids were little. They only knew 2 aunties instead of the 8 or 9 they do have. My kids have had the best time. There is a saying that goes – you don’t miss what you don’t have.
When we went to Scotland 5 years ago with. the kids, it was the busiest time ever. I really don’t think I have visited as many play parks as we did on that holiday. They loved it!! They met their grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins and great aunties and uncles. They knew they had all these people in their life but we are a blink and. nod away from everything. What we gave them from that trip were the best memories. You’re probably wondering why I am not taking the kids. We don’t want to change those memories for the kids and with Mum’s memory on the blink, we didn’t want to. tarnish the memories. they do have with sad ones.
So in a few days I will be off on a plane on my lonesome (first time for a very long time). Hopefully I remember how to do that!! My travel documents are sorted. Places to stay are sorted. I am hoping to catchup with one or two people while I am home but this trip isn’t about a massive party….its about seeing Mum and Dad. Its seeing where things are at and what I can do to help improve it.
So wish me luck….. as I journey on my own and bring on some new memories and learn how to be cold again. Scotland can be an unforgivingly cold place that chills you to the bone but luckily the weather here isn’t that hot so I should be good.
Hopefully I can flick a quick blog post in and share some of the new memories with you, but until then, keep safe peoples and think of me as I travel from one corner of the earth to the next!!