Monthers day came without the card from my daughter, posted late I would be waiting till Tuesday to receive it! Then she announced that she would be coming to visit on Tuesday with the boyfriend I had not yet met. My daughter’s train arrived at 1:20 and we hugged a ‘miss you so much’ hug. The boyfriend is a nice looking lad, shy with good manners, I like him and it is clear that C is besotted with him. However quiet he is, his words are carefully and wisely chosen. He is her grounding. I cooked curry whilst C and I caught up with news, and then we reminisced, I realised at some point that this was a private moment where Mr Hs and J could not join in. My daughter and I have a close bond that often single parents and their children have, that cannot be breached by anyone else during certain moments. It was one of those moments; she was taking us down memory lane and only we were walking arm in arm. I miss her, I miss talking to her, I miss the in-depth conversations we have about various topics and the news. I miss our closeness. I miss watching her life unfold in the delightful way she shares it. I miss her humour.