This week has been very exciting, I officially became a grandparent, Now this might seem a little weird since I am only 33 and I have no children but bare with me on this one.
Before she passed away I asked her "Omi, how did you survive those months," she simply said in her strong German accent "We did what we had to do, to survive."
On the 21st September 2002, 10.50am. There I was standing in line ready to check in at Heathrow Airport. My oversized condom filled backpack weighted me down. It suddenly hit me, I had never been on a plane on my own. Mum in her panic state started befriending other panic struck mothers who were obviously sending their kids off for the first time.