We have been planning our move to Adelaide for April. However, I lost my mum to cancer on 31st July. I'm doing ok at the moment as I have work and my young family to keep me going...my dad, however, only has me. We live an hour away currently and I'm trying to be there for him as much as possible but our plans have always been to emigrate to Australia early next year. My mum always knew this and supported our plans, but my dad has always blocked it out. I'm so scared that when I bring it up, it is going to make him feel even worse. My heart is breaking for him, but I know that we need to make this move for our family. We've never wanted to stay in the Uk, after having spent the last 14 yrs travelling around with the military. I know he will come and visit but he won't be thinking about that...he'll just be feeling that he's losing all his family. I have a brother and sister from my mum's first marriage and although my dad raised them, now my mum's gone, my brother hasn't called and my sister only visits my dad when she wants something (they're both in their 50s). I feel like I'm the only one who cares, and this will break him. I don't plan on telling him for another few months yet as the grief for my mum is still so raw, but I'm so scared this will break him. I guess I'm looking for reassurance that he will be ok, which no one can give me. Has anyone else faced this? He can't even get out to Oz on a visa anymore as they've made it so much tougher. Why does life have to be so tough sometimes.