I said that I had nothing against the plan - she needs someone to talk to, and it being a family member is probably not a bad idea (one of her friends know, but it's not the same really is it?). Anyway, it came to nothing as my mum decided that she would wait. I said don't not do it for me, but if you don't want to do it yet that's also fine.
Fast forward to know, and the place I am in at the moment and she decided that she would do it. I am guessing that it happened this week, shortly before I got this text message:
Hi there Stacey. Just to let you know you are always welcome here, and if you ever need a chat I'm here for you. Love you x x x x x x
I just wanted to share that with you all. I feel really lucky to have the family that I have, even if they are 800 to 1600 km's away!
Of course there is another aunt that that they were going to speak to this week. It's the one that I stay with all the time when I go the the UK... No text from her yet - though I can't think that it went badly otherwise they would have called me. I assume. I'll speak to them at the weekend and see how it went (or if they decided not to tell her yet after all)