Haley’s special guest was the Cherry on top for daughter’s school run
When my hubby Alun, 33, broke the news last November that he’d got a job in Antarctica, I burst into tears.
We’d been together since we were 18. And hadn’t been apart for longer than two weeks!
But Alun was an electrician and this post – rewiring an Antarctic base – would mean we'd 'db be apart for four months. How would the kids cope..? When Alun left, Ashton, 12, took it well. But Cherry, 10, and Romy, 4, cried daily. I missed him, too.
But Alun had a brilliant time… skiing, ice climbing, he even got to see penguins!
In March, two weeks before Alun was due back, I’d had a bad day, when he called… ‘Want to hear a secret?’ he said to me, ‘I’m on the boat!’ He was coming home early! When I picked him up, I could’ve hugged him forever. We were in time to pick Cherry up from school, too. While we waited for her, I pressed record on my phone. And, as she walked out with her friends, she suddenly stopped dead.
‘I see Daddy!’ she screamed, bursting into tears.
She dashed into his arms. I’m surprised I managed to hold my camera straight, I could hardly see for tears!
Uploading the video to Youtube, the clip went viral.
I even saw it featured online for an American TV show!
Now, Cherry won’t let her daddy out of her sight.
Alun’s been asked to work abroad for a year. But he’s vowed not to leave again.
His girls need him at home!
Alun won’t leave us again!