The day of departure

Now the kids are going to go off and have fun without us and we are going to go off and have fun without them--but I don't want to!!! I will miss them every minute but I have to be a strong mom and let them go and believe that they can live a life separate from us. All I want to do is hold everyone tight and never let go---that's being a mom---but I know it is important to do these things that allow us all our independence---my job is to raise people to have happy productive interesting interested lives...not to raise people who never leave my side!!!