I've been very lucky that growing up I had a great relationship with my (extended) family, so that is one of the biggest downfalls of relocating for me, missing out of spending time with family.
Then I remembered the homesickness I felt when I went to college. I'd call to check in with the family and heard them all having a great time at a party or all the fun they'd be having. I hung up the phone more sad then when I called thinking about everything I was missing. When I was in college, my first nephew was born. Now I have lots of nieces and nephews who I've spent a lot of time with and one on the way, I like to think we have special bonds...and I'll be leaving them. I think they are going to go through Denise-withdrawal too because I've gone to science fairs, sports games, birthday dinners, played board games, watched movies, played at the park, had sleep overs and even started giving driving lessons. I hope that in a few years the kids will want to come visit, with their parents or alone. I can be the aunt they spend summers or winter break with.
Homesickness will be something I'll have to struggle with for a while, but in the end, like everything, I'll get used to it.