This is such a beautiful story and my heart is a bit sad that they moved so far away, but, glad that they opened their world to new opportunities. The truth is, I moved away when I finished school and my big, big family was happy for me, but, i knew my mother was sad in some ways as we were best friends.
My heart bleeds sometimes as I wanted my kids to know them a little better, yet their life was good and would have been different staying behind. It is so hard to move and so hard to be away.
I hope you get to have more wonderful times. I loved the way you wove you your story!