H appy 4th birthday Alex!
We have a party in Granny’s garden to celebrate. An opportunity to try out my new recording gear. Your donations have gone to good use, thank you. I’ve caught up with myself. Here’s Alex’s first birthday!
You sit together at the party in a paddling pool full of coloured balls, and you play. He seems so grown up, able to crawl around to whatever takes his interest. You’re not mobile yet, but you can sit! It’s a whole new perspective on the world. I can’t believe I’m taking you away from all of this before your first birthday. The countdown is on. I’ve stolen moments while you sleep to apply for your passport, for your residency permit, for childcare in Denmark, I’ve booked our flights, started packing and organized our farewell tour. My stomach churns more with each passing day as I prepare for us to leave behind this peaceful life to begin our new one.
But things are falling into place, and you remind me to stop and breathe and to be happy. This production is made by me, Sophie Harper, in partnership with Wondery. I’m supported by generous listeners and the Australian Cultural Fund. Thanks to my family, my friends, and my daughter for allowing me to record and for all your support. Special thanks to Emmett, Max and Caroline, and to Alexandra, Will and Caroline.
"But things are falling into place, and you remind me to stop and breathe and to be happy."
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