Bernadette is still away. It’s been days since she disappeared and she’s really starting to miss her children and her husband. They’re beginning to grow in worry. They fear the worst. Every day since she’s at home she does many things her adult self wanted to change so this was an advantage.This relates to a real life situation because maybe the author is trying to send the message that it’s never to late to fix your mistakes no matter how long ago they were .