She left with her Grandma in a truck this morning and flew out of Santo a little later. Shortly, she will fly out of Port Vila and head for Sydney. They will spend the night in Sydney and then catch a train to Griffith where Sophie will stay with her Grandparents for the next four weeks until I also return to Australia with her brother and sister.
I will miss her.
What am I talking about? I am missing her.
Yesterday she said goodbye to some friends she won't see again:
her friends from New Zealand who won't be coming back next year,
and some students who we've been on field experience with over the last few years who will be graduating at the end of this year and she may never see again (in this life). One family made her a special lap-lap which they brought around to share. It was a lovely time.
And Goodbye to Grandma too! Thank-you for looking after her and thank-you for coming to stay with us and for all your help.