This is my first time on here. I'm very confused and not sure that I'm posting in the right place??
My reason for joining Gransnet is that my son and his beautiful wife had their first child (and my first grandchild) at the end of January. A gorgeous girl named Sylvie.
They,re both doctors and it has been planned for 3 yrs that they would spend 20 months in Oz. Great!!
Sylvie arrived and we were all delighted.
However, the practicality of having a baby at the end of Jan - packing up your home & putting into storage + trying to organise visas, finding somewhere to live in Oz, informing loads of companies about the move etc etc has taken its toll.
Last November they asked me if I would go with them for the first few weeks to help them settle in. I was hugely honoured as I'm M-in-law & not Mum.
I said I would but really panicked. I had never flown very far - I was also a smoker so the thought of it all filled me with dread.
To cut a long story short I've now been 10 weeks without a cig. I went to Oz and loved every minute of it. I shared things I never thought I'd see with Sylvie. It was SO special.
I cried most of the way back. Leaving them was awful. Leaving Nick & Katie was horrible but they 'll probably look the same next time I see them.
Sylvie will have changed so much. Yes we do FaceTime but its not the same as a hug.
My reason for boring you all with this is - are there any other Nanas/Grandmas etc out there going through the same thing? If so I'd love to hear how you cope.
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