What a rollercoaster the last couple of days has been. I need to post this to get it off my chest...
Today has by far been the worst in terms of things hitting home with what we are doing. The flights had been held for us since Friday (so we could still shop around a bit for the best deal!!) but this morning I was crying so much before booking ...:(
I'm really going to miss my family who have been so incredibly supportive ... and I'm feeling bad for them that we are causing them to be upset too. Feels very selfish after everything they've all done for us and knowing that we are changing things in a huge way for them as well as ourselves.
Every time I've thought about it before I've just been able to put how I'll feel to one side and just get along with doing the other stuff coz at the end of the day I always knew how hard it is going to be. But its like today the floodgates opened because booking the flights is so final. It feels like it's the last part of the organising (altho I know its not and there's loads more to do!)
I know we are doing the right thing for our little family but... I just wish I could keep our whole extended family together too. Its such a big step and its like I can actually feel the enormity of it all now.... no mom & dad and sister ( and new little nephew) and not knowing anyone properly in Aus either yet... a very emotional day all in all. Such extremes of feelings.
On the happy note we are arriving in Adelaide on 2nd January at approx 10am ... :D
We flying Cathay Pacific leaving London on New Years Eve at 8.50pm - so it'll be happy new year to us somewhere in the sky!! Hopefully with 3 sleeping children (I can wish!!) at least for the 1st part of the flight... after the novelty of being in the plane has worn off!
I can hardly believe that this is us posting that we've got an arrival date after so long reading everyone else's!!
A huge thank you again to all who've helped us so far from PIA.. and we really looking fwd to meeting you soon.... and maybe borrowing a few bits n bob till our container perks its way through some time towards Feb ;) ;)