I've just been in the process of processing that my oldest was
1.) leaving me and
2.) left me.
I've decided I had this whole parenting thing all wrong. Why did I think I needed to make my children independent? I should have sheltered them and made them totally reliant on me so that they would never leave me.
Of course I never thought that they would move farther than down the road. Definitely not all the way across the country.
But I think I'm making it over the hump. I might actually eat food that is good for me