one of the reasons you have to be less sad is that you have a dear daughter. dds tends to grow closer and appreciate their mummies more when they become mummies themselves....at least i do. boys...tend to be more reserved while girls, even when they grew up, tend to be expressive. i still hold my mum's arm when we go out (ie if i dont't have to hold my dss' hands)...but dont't see my dear husband doing that to his mum .
dont't be sad...i read somewhere that
Knowing When to Let Go
One of the paradoxes of parenting is that if you do your job as a mother well, your son (and in your case, your dear daughter) will eventually leave you.
Truly loving your son (and in your case, your dear daughter) means teaching him (her) the skills and attitudes he (she) needs to eventually leave you.