More precious now
Then the next day I told her that I would only be staying in Hong Kong for a few days. I said that I was still required to finish important work in the UK.
I also mentioned that it was my mother's birthday party mid December, and that as she was 65, I had to return for that anyway.
She was disappointed but said 'Ok honey, work is very important, anyway I know I can see you soon. Our time is even more precious now'