Today, my daughter, Olivia, is off to Australia to visit a friend for three weeks. I have always hoped that my children would travel abroad ... anywhere ... just to know there is another way of seeing things, however minuscule the variation might be.
If nothing else, I hope that she sees kangaroos on their own turf -- something I have never done. And that she won't spend the ENTIRE time shopping. :)
But also, Oliv's trip falls, for me, into the category of be-careful-what-you-pray-for ... not because you MAY get it, but because you WILL.
I will miss her.