When your child graduates and goes off to college, military, or their own life, it is a time to invest in you. It may sound silly but, go out buy yourself a new dress, new underwear, have a facial, treat yourself GOOD!!!!!
You deserve it!
We are more than parents. It was odd the first few years not refering myself as my daughters mom. Creating your own identity beyond your children is like painting on a clean canvas. Enjoy your life.