kate, what a precious post. I can tell your heart is with your family, and your dreams of your future are in the making.

I have one who has flown the coop. He's about 10 hours from home in his third year of college. I have two high school seniors who are anxious to spread their wings and fly the coop next fall. I am tickled for them with the many possibilities that lie ahead. And similar to you (except I include my hubby) we are tickled about our upcoming independence. I pray I embrace every season in life with excitement about the prospect of what God has in store.. Onward.