I am so very sad leaving my parents' house today. The next time I most probably will see them will be the eve of my wedding. After all these years, my identity is expanding to intrinsically accomodate another's through marriage. I'm no longer mum and dad's little (and only) girl. My future is about to be irrevocably entwined with another's. I am so very excited to be marrying M, but a part is me is experiencing a loss too.