I feel relieved, happy and sad all at the same time. Relieved that all the preparations are over. Happy that we were able to have such a great gathering for Christmas Day and everyone loved the home-made gifts I'd made them. Happy our son is now an adult and that he was delighted with his birthday presents.
Sad that it is the end of an era. That I can now officially say 'all my children are grown up'.
I remember when they were all young, life with four children was often exhausting and chaotic and I sometimes used to dream of the time they would be grown up. Now the moment is finally here it feels like a balloon just floated out of my grasp and I'm watching it rise high above the trees, never to be seen again.
'If you want to be happy, let go of something that is making you sad'