I’m pleased I’m not seeing my children moving away from home as being a problem. I love the fact that they’re independent and mature enough to want to live independent lives.
Given my own upbringing, this is a new and normal thought pattern for me and I’m happy to run with it. I am completely settled with its concept, but I’ve had to do a complete U-turn to change my thought process so that the opportunities I never had growing up, are now afforded to my children instead.
What was their permanent home is now their stop-gap home. There are the usual concerns parents have when their children leave home, but honestly I wouldn’t want it any other way. This is their life and their time, it’s right.