I had mixed emotions when my kids left home...I wanted them to stay home, where I could "mother" them, help take care of them, know that they were safe. On the other hand, I was proud that they were ready to strike out on their own, I had prepared them as best as I could for this moment and I knew that they could succeed out on their own. It was hard coming home to an empty house, the silence could be overwhelming.... But then I became a grama...I cannot describe how wonderful it was to have a baby in my arms again, cuddling, kissing, staring at them in amazement as I was blessed with twins!!! The house was no longer quiet, as they got older the trips to stay at "amma's" house, special memories being made... it is alot like when I raised my kids, only with breaks lol.
Life changes, thank goodness we get weaned...the older our kids get, the more time they start spending away from our homes, activities, staying with friends, they start working... I don't think I could have handled it as well if I would have had to go cold turkey :roll: