Things change all the time. Look at the weather today. Blazing sun one minute, hammering down with rain the next. Life’s a bit like that too only normally these changes are spread over time. And no I am not about to launch into a Forrest Gump type speech. Its just that the last 5 days have been very eventful indeed
I have been working away from home since last year because I was made redundant and a well paid job came up and basically I didnt have much (ie any other) option at the time. Being away from the kids during the week has been really tough and so one of the reasons why I have found it difficult to do quality hill time is because of my desire to maximise my family time at the weekends.
Imagine my utter beffuddlement (is that a good word for scrabble?) when I am approached by a company by telephone, invited for an interview and then offered a job within the space of 5 days. The new job is based 45mins away from my family home in South Wales and is very comparable to what I am doing now. Its still not quite sunk in that I can go home, to my family, to my friends. I told my daughter on the phone and she understood and was happy in a squeally-pig type way. I told my son who is a little older and all he could say over and over was “oh” (pause), “oh” (pause), “oh”. Until that exact moment I knew how much being away during the week had affected us all but right there and then it really hit home. Between the eyes and into my heart.
I am going home