YES! We want our children to grow up and become their own person! We want them to be strong and independent! It is so satisfying to know that your child has grown into an independent and strong man or woman!
Having said that……it can be hard at times to accept that your child is all grown up!! And when the days, weeks, and sometimes months pass by without him needing you……. well I guess it is nice to know they do not need us as they once did, that they are all grown up and strong!! But it is also sad at times!
It is a sad day when you would give anything for him/her to walk through the door with some dirty laundry! OR when your big thrill of the day ( or even week) is when your son calls to ask you how to cook chili!!
Being a grown up responsible parent can certainly hurt sometimes!
Peace and MUCH love~ Christine