My parents live 5000 miles away. So we meet on average once in 30 months or 1.5 years. I am the only child of my parents and now that I am a mum of a little girl, I know I am very precious to them.
The good news is that they are on board a jet plane on a 2 hour flight + 2 hour wait + 11 hour flight. It is extremely long haul and pretty daunting for an ageing couple .. they arrive this evening.
I was supposed to have cleaned the house spic and span before they arrive to show what a lovely domestic goddess their daughter is.
To be honest – I don’t think they’ll care. They’ll be just happy to have survived the tiring flight and meet their grand-daughter, son-in-law whom they absolutely adore and vice versa and of course their daughter.
So if you see me grinning in the next few weeks, you know why.
If you have parents living a few hours away from you, don’t forget to go and meet them. You have no idea how lucky you are.