Not so easy to say good-bye to family and friends, its a highly emotional time, a lifetime of friends, and one’s parents who getting older, that fear that one would not see each other again?
My dad says ‘he’s in the waiting room’, he is 83 odd years old, and seeing him cry when saying good-bye was a very tough moment, even tho my business intention is to travel backwards and forwards between Portugal and South Africa. Boomtown is expanding…
My youngest son has friends since pre-school, and they had a farewell at our favourite beach, he hopes when he is 16 that he can return and see how these young boys have grown into ‘young men’, the challenge now will be to build new friendships in a country where we don’t yet speak the language …..’Portuguese’ We obviously looking at an International school where he can meet children that predominantly speak English. Fortunately he is outgoing so should adapt quickly.
Then there are the pets, they are such a major part of our lives, they can only come in a month or two, they look so concerned seeing all the bags, I am sure they suspect all is not well. We had a choice : book them into a animal care facility or ask the lady renting our house to take care of them. We opted for asking the Tennant if they could stay with her, and fortunately she said yes, so their environment at least will remain the same.
We need to find a ‘pet friendly’ place before our furry friends travel, so I know saying good-bye to them for now will be a highly emotional moment for the girls who love their dogs so much
Saying good-bye is not easy for anyone, especially to LOVED ONE’S – and we lucky to have so many good friends who enrich our lives and the lives of our family, – sad to say farewell for now. Family was tremendously hard, as we a tight knit crew and love spending time with one-another.
Next is the COVID TESTS, and ANTIGEN TESTS. all before embarking to the airport.