I am the proud mom of two young men. My eldest son recently accepted a new job in Texas. We were fortunate to have the boys join us on a family vacation to our favorite place, the Resort on Cocoa Beach (about an hour east of Orlando), recently. It had been nearly 8 years since we were all together as a family for a vacation. I don't have to tell you how special that was to me. As I watched my boys hang together, I couldn't help but get choked up thinking about how rare this treasured time together is. Heck, I have tears in my eyes as I'm writing this blog! I love my guys to the moon and back. I know that it's my job as a parent to raise my young men, and then watch them grow and mature and go out on their own. It sure doesn't make saying goodbye any easier though.
I'd love to hear your stories about your children growing up and moving away, and any tips you have for not making this time so heavy on my heart. Thank you.