After more than a year, Catriona Gray will be able to see her parents again in Australia.
The former Miss Universe shared on social media that she was finally on a flight to the "Land Down Under" to visit her family.
"After countless rescheduled flights, two flight cancelations, swab tests, stress, applications and waiting... I'm finally on my way to see my parents for the first time in one and a half years," she wrote.
The beauty queen shared that she made a promise to herself that she would be visiting her parents occasionally but her plans got affected by the pandemic.
"When I won Miss Universe back in 2018 I made a vow to myself to see my dad at least 4 times a year, but since the pandemic we've spent the majority of time apart. I know I'm not alone, as so many families face the same reality in the time of COVID," she said.
Catriona said that she does not want to regret not being able to spend enough time with her aging dad.
"It's always been a fear of mine, having an older father, of not having enough time with him. I don't want to one day, be full of regret for not having given time to one of the most important people in my life. I'm sooo emotional writing this, my gahd," she relayed.
She extended her prayers to those who are in the same situation as her who've been away from their families because of the pandemic.
"I'm sending my whole heart to families who are in the same position as mine. Praying that you'll be together soon," she said.