By the time Lloyd returns home from work, Vera and I have managed to turn our moods around and be cheerful again. It helps to see how little Henry reacts to his Papa coming home and to see how much his father dotes on him.

Suddenly, I feel very much an outsider – like I don’t belong. Watching how sweet Lloyd is being to both Henry and Vera, hugging and kissing them . Seeing how fond Vera’s grown of her husband…

It’s almost too much to bear.

She’s made a good life for herself, as she deserves, I remind myself.