You would think, having already had one son, who has successfully survived his gap year travels, second time round would be easier. Well it isn’t.
Son No 2 is my baby & always wanting to be different to his older brother, he is travelling alone. He has decided to give 3 weeks of his travel, working for a charity, which is fantastic but he is still traveling to a country alone & exploring solo. As a parent we never stop worrying but if he was going with a friend, I would at least be in a better place. G on the other hand, is looking forward to making new friends, mingling with the locals & having no ties.
He is going to be in a remote mountain jungle community, working with the village people, to install clean water. He is working for The Karen Hill Tribe charity.
I know because of my eldest, we are lucky that we have Skype & social media to keep in touch, thank goodness for ‘WhatsApp”. But as a mum, its the feeling in the pit of my stomach, that says if he needs me, I can’t be there, does that feeling ever leave us?
I know he will have a great experience & as a parent we have to let them go & allow them to fly free but its not always easy.
Feel free to share your gap year travels, children & parents, hopefully they will make me feel better.