It kind of crept up on me--four kids all doing their own things. Then my 26 year old son tells me he just bought a one-way ticket to New Zealand and he's walking the 1,800 mile Te Ararao trail. I looked it up. He will be 7,200 miles away from me.
My daughter is going to San Diego to get her masters in architecture. That's 1,255 miles away. My oldest is starting a triple-cream yogurt company in San Francisco. That's about 800 miles. My youngest daughter is breaking into the trade unions in Seattle. Only 60 miles away.
That mean the average distance between me and my offspring will be 2,300 miles. I am so proud of all my kids, but I get choked up just writing that number--2,300 miles.
How about yours? Close to home or half way around the world?