Roots & Wings, Ruby. Those are the best legacy we can give our kids. My oldest is now over 40 - her sister a couple years younger. Both of them moved hundreds of miles away from where they graduated HS - and where I still call home.

Your relationship with them changes after they become fully fledged adults. We've managed to eventually land as friends. In fact, my kids are two of my best friends. And then there's the grandkids - well - it was so worth letting them fly because the compensation is The Magical Creatures.