Well, I’ve packed up the cases and I’m just waiting for the taxi to come to begin my long journey back to Bangladesh. I’ve enjoyed my few weeks here in Gloucester and I am sad to see the course finish – especially as there were some good people here who I will miss.
But over the last few days I’ve been very aware just how much I’m missing you guys. You’ve been particularly on my mind and I really wanted to let you know. You know I have a tendency to ‘think out loud’ so it’s no surprise I’ve put it on here – at least for those who know us, support us, or have got to know us through reading these pages. Really this is a very public declaration that I love you and I’m proud of that. I hope you’ll see it like that. In time-honoured tradition I’ll start with youngest first:
My Son: I have missed your smile and your ‘tigger’ bounce (annoying though I will no doubt find it soon when you bounce around in the morning whilst I’m still grumping around). I’ve missed your crazy ideas and wild inventions. I’ve missed the way you always love to hug and love touch even though you are ‘quite a grown up boy now’. I’ve missed hearing you play the guitar and how proud it makes me feel to hear it.
My Daughter: I’ve missed giving you a hug and bugging you by tickling you just when you’re trying to read. I’ve missed your dancing and you telling me about some new book you’re reading. I’ve missed your sense of humour. I love the way you still talk to us and I’m sorry I’ve not been there for you when you needed me over the last few weeks – I hope you’ll forgive me for that. I’ve really missed playing duets with you on the piano and I hope you’ve practised because I want to play lots with you when I get back. I love doing things with you and sharing interests only you and I (and, increasingly, your brother) have together.
My wife: I can’t write some of the things I’ve missed about you here because people are watching ( 😉 ) but I’ve missed you, ok? I’ve also missed just being with you, talking to you and sharing your day and mine. I’ve missed the way you giggle when I say something vaguely funny and the way you look at me when I don’t. I’ve missed your cooking! But I’ve also missed us watching a DVD TV episode last thing at night and you sleeping by my side.
I’ve missed us being a family and I’m looking forward to being back with you all very soon. You are all my rock and I’m really glad you will be there in Dhaka, waiting for me.
Ken / Daddy xx
With this post I ‘go dark’ for a few days – so you have the minipost a little early but it will be next week before I get another post up. Travel and getting to know my family again will take a little time – you understand 🙂
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