It was a phone call out of the blue. A friend is leaving Ireland for work, a young woman I’ve known since she was very young. I’ve read plenty of articles about sons and daughters leaving, but this time it’s very close to home. Next summer I could be saying goodbye to my eldest daughter, as she leaves College to shape her own future. It’s unsettling. I’ve waved good-bye to Angel before as she left for adventures in Africa and Rhode Island. But she always came back.
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