My son (a senior in college) has his first professional interview today. The company flew him from his college, across the country to meet with the firm. He called me last night from the hotel. When I hung up the phone I had a meltdown. The realization that he's never coming home hit me hard. Really hard. I had always hoped that he could find work locally - or at least in the same state. Not gonna happen. This is new to our families. We are the typical "apple doesn't fall far from the tree" sort of families. We all live within a 30 mile radius of home. I mean the whole famn damily. He will be the first to leave our community. Frankly, it hoovers. I have really struggled with the empty nest. I often find myself pining for yesteryears. I miss having my kids home. This latest experience is taking one of mine even further from the nest. *sigh* For those who have kids who have moved to the other side of the country - tell me I'll adjust to this too. Please??