Re: 19 years has come and gone
Annie, remember you are coming off antid's which is causing your feelings to be out of whack.
I saw everything that went on with your dd over the years. I don't think there's a mother out there who could have done more for a daughter. You never gave up on her or quit which I am sure was really hard at times. I am guessing you are feeling guilty about moving and having your own life now. You did not leave her all alone in Iowa. She has her father, other family and her friends. You are only a phone call or an internet connection away if she needs you. Alicia is an adult now and there will be growing pains, but it is time for her life to be her own and for her to make all her own decisions. She has a safety net if she needs it. I imagine this time is harder for you than for her.
Maree is off in NZ visiting family and friends, but if she were here, I am sure she would say the same things. If you are not Facebook friends with her, I will send you a friend suggestion. She is probably going through some of the same things you are since her twins are 17 and graduated recently from trade school.