When Bob left for Hawaii I didn't expect to see him again anytime soon. So that he came home to help celebrate his father's birthday, and stayed for just over a week, fills me with gratitude, joy and pride (I'm not sure I'd have done the same at his age). Now he's on his way to Portugal with plans to travel round Europe and into Asia, we took him to the rail station on Friday.
Packed and ready to go
Luckily I'm not the sort who needs to have the people I love close by, I just need to know they're happy.