Thank you all. I know you have all gone through this terrible time and it helps to know that it will get easier. I cant seem to shake off the feelings of guilt about leaving loved ones behind etc but I also feel guilty because we have been given this opportunity on a plate, we really have, and I know a lot of you have struggled to make it with no accommodation to go to, no jobs etc Everything is sewn up for us, so to speak, in Adelaide, jobs, a rental, someone to collect us from the airport etc, we were even granted our 175 in just 10 weeks. My head KNOWS that it would be extremely foolish to throw away this chance, as not everyone is lucky enough to be in our position, but my heart is saying something different.
I appreciate your support and I trust that,having "been there and done that" that you know what you are talking about. I hope that I am able to post kind messages like yours to other families in doubt in the coming months.
Just enjoy everything xxx
It is completely normal to have such emotions at this time, I remember them well and you have to expect to have them on and off even when you're here. The good news is that they pass and make way for great feelings too. Sit tight.
Hang in there...it will all come together and you'll soon be on the plane which will give you time to breathe after all the stress of recent weeks.
We left our dog back in the UK too, he couldn`t cope with the heat in the UK so god help him here :(
I was talking to a woman the other day about him and just started crying in front of her :embarrassed: It still gets me now, but he`s with the in-laws and is really happy there .
Its for the best and he has a girlfriend at the outlaws too.................. :Randy-git:
This is exactly what happened to us in September.We booked flights,left 12 yr old doggy,our lovely Jet,with my sister,and my wife came home from one of her last shifts at the Hospital,screaming,shaking and crying"We are not going"Demanding i cancel the flights,saying its all too much,the lads dont want to come,things are not that bad here etc,etc.I really thought we were not going to come.Anyway weve been in Adelaide since September,and it gets easier as time goes by.Its perfectly normal to have last minute gitters.Dont worry,ill bet loads have been through the same as you.All the best,Billy and Sue.
This might make you feel a little better about Oz
An American decided to write a book about famous churches around the world.
So he bought a plane ticket and took a trip to Orlando, thinking that he would start by working his way across the USA from South to North.
On his first day he was inside a church taking photographs when he noticed a golden telephone mounted on the wall with a sign that read '$10,000 per call'.
The American, being intrigued, asked a priest who was strolling by what the telephone was used for.
The priest replied that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $10,000 you could talk to God.
The American thanked the priest and went along his way.
Next stop was in Atlanta. There, at a very large cathedral, he saw the same golden telephone with the same sign under it.
He wondered if this was the same kind of telephone he saw in Orlando and he asked a nearby nun what its purpose was.
She told him that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $10,000 he could talk to God.
'O.K., thank you,' said the American.
He then traveled all across America , Europe, England , Japan , New Zealand .
In every church he saw the same golden telephone with the same '$US10,000 per call' sign under it.
The American, decided to travel to Australia to see if Australians had the same phone.
He arrived in Australia and again, in the first church he entered, there was the same golden telephone, but this time the sign under it read '40 cents per call.'
The American was surprised so he asked the priest about the sign.
'Father, I've traveled all over the world and I've seen this same golden telephone in many churches. I'm told that it is a direct line to Heaven, but in all of them price was $10,000 per call. Why is it so cheap here?'
The priest smiled and answered,
'You're in Australia now, son - it's a local call'.!!!!
Originally Posted by ReadyPenny
Made me cry just reading your thread....i know "EXACTLY" what you are feeling..and it is really hard dealing with the emotional side of it all!
But wish you luck and hope you find happiness in Adelaide!
I thought you were so desperate to get here Gill you came before your visa was granted !!!!! Did you have secret doubts aswell ???? Sorry to see your going back so soon.
Originally Posted by cunnah10
Hi Mandy Lovey,
Oh bless i do feel for you. As you know we have only been here just over week, and our feelings our still very up and down.... But we do feel better once you got on that plane,,The goodbyes and last few weeks seem to go on forever, and the emotions really get you down. But you have to focus on why we are doing this, we have had ups and downs since we got here, but deep down i know once we find a rental we will feel more settled. We went to our first barbis to-day and meet some people from PIA and had a great time, makes all the difference meeting people in the same boat, also meet dejango first week and some others from PIA and the are al great. We will be fine we will all help we as best we can, try don't to worry too much
look forward to meeting you
Just read your post and it has made me feel better, that it's not just me ! We leave tomorrow and words cannot explain how I feel right now. I feel sick and my stomach is in knots, I have said goodbye to my mum today and it was just awful. I have been crying on and off for the lst 3 days. If someone said I could stay here today, am serious I would stay ! I hope it does feel better once on the plane tomorrow or else God help me !
Take care and hopefully in a few months we will all be settled in Adelaide !