The journey

In response to Authors B Mazing writing challenge #27.

She looked out the tiny air-plane window, watched how the airport was speeding by and then how the buildings, cars, trees became smaller and smaller. She was holding on to her husbands hand and with the other hand caressing her little boys cheek. She thought this would be easier. She didn’t expect it to hurt and she didn’t expect to tear up. But in a way it was hurting. She knew this would be left behind for good. Her life as she knew it to this day was about to change. A new adventure was waiting for her and her family.

What would their new home be like? Who would their neighbours be? Daniel had shown her pictures from his visit and they seemed lovely, but pictures only show a moment in time; you never know what life would be like till you live within the emotions captured in that shot. She had know this day would come, but reality was proving more difficult to embrace with a smile. No mum down the street to run to when baby Chris kicks up a fuss, no granddad to lovingly con a few pounds from. Oh God what if granddad got ill or worse still died whilst she was away …. Andrea squeezed Daniels hand as the thought brought her to the lowest point of her new reality.

“Honey are you OK?” Daniel asked hugging her closer wishing there was a way he could transfer some of his confidence in the future to her.

Andrea nodded, choosing not to verbalise how she felt as she was sure to end up in a tear storm. She had to be strong for them, it was time to prove that the words “for better or for worse” weren’t mere words but a promise of love for a lifetime. She had been aware of the deal when she said those words.


Hi Mum,

Thanks for calling, it made my day. I can’t really believe Christopher is a year old today.

Time does really fly, I missed having you guys here so much.

On the upside I’m learning to appreciate my family so much more.