You’re lucky to have them close. My family -everyone- is scattered all over the western US, from San Fran., to Ketchum, ID, to Bozeman, MT, & to Santa Cruz and LA. And that’s only half of ‘em.Well done dad.
Both mine left for over a decade, then each came back.
My oldest girl left for 12 years, undergrad, med school at North Western in Chicago and residency in Denver but fortunately she returned home to Santa Cruz for her first medical practice and has stayed and built a family. Her family and radwife and I all live together
My youngest daughter left for close to 12 years also, undergrad at Berkeley, San Francisco fire medic for 5 years, got vested, then grad school at Duke, then her first Physician Assistant position in San Diego for a year. She returned home and practices in the same building with her sister and has her own family. They live less than a mile away.
I feel blessed, It pays to marry someone smarter than yourself