My son just weaned, about six weeks before his 6th birthday. I'm a little surprised that I've had no sadness with it. Now we're working on boundary issues with my breasts. LOL. But that's another issues.
Anyway, in the end, it was no big deal. We had begun the weaning process, really when he started on solids at 6 months. But in earnest about a 2 years ago when we stopped nursing during the day. A year ago, he gave up his morning session, so he's just been nursing before bed and we've been shortening the time. This may sounds ridiculous to some that it took that long, but he's that kind of kid. He was the same with potty training and he's the same with learning: slow slow slow slow don't push can't push won't let me push and as soon as I let go of my expectations, he surprises me.
So, in the end, it isn't just about weaning, it is about accepting him for who he is and what he needs. I'm extremely happy that I could stick with him until he was done and I just hope I can stick with him, at his pace, throughout his childhood.