Saying goodbye is the highlight of my morning. Mostly because I get a huge hug and a peck on the cheek from the sweetest boy I know. He sometimes gives me what he calls his Anaconda squeeze and I pretend that it was way to tight. But I secretly love every second of it.
As a mom of one child who has gone off to college I now realize that these precious moments will soon go away and I will be left with memories of what used to be. So I will take these goodbyes in person because before long these goodbyes and hellos will be over the phone or by Skype. They will not be in person.
Taking every memory and storing it away for those days when my job as a 24/7 mom is over. They will serve me well when I become that part-time mom of grown children.
Take those goodbyes and savor them today.