My dd of 19 will be home on tues. from her first year away at college. We have had some ups and downs and have come through the other side. FINALLY!! But it has changed me. I have told my child every thing I have inside, she knows how I feel about everything, and I have not much left to say. But I am always here and always will be. You don't stop being mom just because of their age. However, it is time she starts to really act like an adult. Yes, this is my house and these are my rules, but an adult child can still be a responsible member of the family and have fun too. Hell I did, so did dh. I don't really know how this summer will go, and am alittle worried, to be honest. But I do know that she isn't the only one who has changed. I hope it is for the better.