An emotional morning

We had an emotional morning as we saw our baby girl (well, she’s 21, but she’s still our baby), off at the airport for her first overseas trip. Kate is going to Atiu, one of the smaller of the Cook Islands, for a month for a teaching placement. She is studying her third year of a primary teaching degree, and traveling with five other students from her course, so it should be a really great experience. Teaching the native children on a tropical island will certainly be different to a local school! We got a text from her when she reached Auckland, and have been stalking her via the flight info and are happy to see the plane has arrived in Raratonga where she’ll stay for a day before taking a small plane flight to Atiu.

A bike ride tonight after tea, including seeking out some hilly bits, 23km or thereabouts.


6 Responses to “An emotional morning”

  1. Veronica Says:

    AW, but you knew you had to let her go some time! Sounds like this will be a good experience for her. Keep yourself occupied so you don’t get too down. perfect excuse for extra bike rides! 🙂

  2. Veronica Says:

    p.s. where are the pics of your doggy baby that you promised me?

  3. Sharon Says:

    Wow what an amazingly exciting opportunity for her! I can understand that it’s emotional for a parent though 🙂 I hope she has a fantastic time

  4. Sara Says:

    Sounds like such an awesome experience- very jealous of her.

  5. Karen Says:

    Wow, how exciting. My oldest is almost the same age and will be heading to Egypt with a program from his college for two weeks in January. I’m glad that we have technology so that we can check in. But this reminds me that maybe we should see if his cell phone will work!

  6. Tish Says:

    Hope the bike ride helped. It’s hard to let your kids fly, but many years down that road, I can tell you that it’s wonderful, now, to see them soaring.

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