One of my nieces, as well as my daughter, is off at college now; away from home for the first time. She is a bit homesick and misses her mother badly. I am not sure if the kids realize that we, as parents, miss them as much if not more than they miss us.
Cheer up young one and embrace your future and the adventures it brings. Relax and take comfort that there is a safety net "under" you.
Homesick Blues To Lose
by stu pidasso
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
and road trips taken home from yonder
give those loved ones reason to ponder
why their cherished must leave and wander.
But the safe nest is found too small
to hold your dreams and hopes so tall
fly you must though risk the fall
and return a later day to them all
For now, hold your weary head up high
remember that we all sometimes cry
and the time you are gone will slip by
as they wait to welcome 'morphed butterfly
For as Hugo wrote of butterfly and flower,
tested is each and every parents power
to wait patiently each week, day and hour
for their butterfly's return, like refreshing shower.