My daughter left today to drive across the country - by herself. She and her bf have mostly been with me for about 18 months. I hated it when my Mom would cry when I left, so I vowed I would not do that to Emmers. I didn't know HOW I was going to do it - but I made up my mind.
Then I remembered my quit smoking mantra - "change your mind's direction." So - instead of feeling sorry for myself that I am all alone, that she is gone and it will be quite awhile before I see her again, I changed my thinking. I thought about how wonderful the trip to Europe that she planned for me had been, how much I appreciated her help after my knee surgery, and how lucky I was to have had her with me for all that time.
And I got my 'frig back!