I’m grateful I have a sweet son that makes saying goodbye hard!
I had the most fantastic weekend with my college kiddos. And though it was difficult dropping my daughter off at her dorm, it was heartbreaking to see my son’s plane fly away. Knowing I can’t jump in my car and quickly get to him is nerve-racking.
I’m trying my damnedest not to be too down today, but I’m failing miserably!
A week ago, my son called me and told me that he was able to come home for Labor day weekend. I think I fell to my knees and cried like a baby when he said, “mom, I really miss you.”
I dropped everything and bought his plane ticket before he could take another breath. I am not joking. I yelled, “I got it, and I’m sending you the confirmation right now .“We both began to laugh until we cried.. okay maybe I’m the only one that cried, but that’s beside the point. Just know there were tears involved.
Before we hung up the phone, he had given me a couple of suggestions for dinner. His list was precise and lengthy. But the main things he requested were Mac and cheese, apple cobbler, french toast, protein shakes, chicken, tacos, and anything else I had in mind.
You would think this kid would be home for a week and not a weekend. But somehow, I managed to get in a lot of his favorites. Every time he blinked, I had another course waiting for him.
He gained 5 pounds this weekend!
I watched him as he packed on every pound. Then, as he ate, he kept saying, “Now this is what I like to see.”
Me too, son… Me too.
You could have chosen any blog to read, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!
46 Replies to “Good Bye’s Are Hard”
🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 I’m so glad you all had the time you needed with each other. This is so beautiful to read about. Yaaasss!
Thank you Tre!!!! I’m so grateful 💜💜💜
You’re most welcome!
Wow! That’s so sweet! He is such a big heart, like you. You are a wonderful mother!
Have a wonderful day!
That is so nice!! I try hard to be but he’s such a great kid💜😍
Aww! It’s true! He is like You!
Great work! 💜😍👍
Awww best compliment ever!
You are so kind!
Oh, my heart is aching for you Belladonna. I so get this. I don’t think my kids understand how much I miss them when they’re gone. I’m like a love sick puppy. I can’t sit close enough or wag my tail enough. I love the way you wrote this post, it’s so true, I hung on every word. Hugs, C
Thank you so much Cheryl!!! I feel the same way I can’t get enough of them and even though I knew Monday would come, my heart still broke a lot. Ughhh this parenting thing never gets easy! Darn kids
Look on the bright side, you had him with you for the long weekend
You’re so right and I’m beyond grateful for that. Such a blessing 💗
We are truly grateful to have people who make saying goodbye harder. It surprises you every time how much you can feel.
Gracee you are right!!! It does surprise me just how hard you can love and how empty you feel when that person is away.
Thank you for saying that 💜
This is so touching and sweet, Belladonna. You guys have such a beautiful relationship. Love reading about it. Count down to your next visit begins now, start preparing those recipes.💕
Thank you Grace!!! And yes I am counting down the days and we talked about it once he made it back to campus. Cookbook and Pinterest are ready to go 👩🏽🍳😂
Aww that is so great! Good kids, good mom, happy family <3
Thank you Paula!!! We were so happy this weekend and for that my heart is full 💗💗
How many states away is he ?
Put it this way 16 hours by car or one expensive plane ticket!
Ok that’s quite far. That’s like me driving to Wisconsin from Pennsylvania
I wish my boy was playing football closer but I know God knows best💖
What a lovely weekend!!!!
It was so amazing!
I can imagine!! 🙂 🙂 I see he has had a hair cut! 😉 My son did the opposite! When he went, he grew his hair and a beard! Gahh!
Yes he haad to for his military ttraining but now that school and football have started his hair will be back. LOL
Haha … Samson and his hair 😉
Awwww Mama Bear, what a beautiful time you had with your family. 🤗💖😊 I know you cooked your ass off and cherish the joy it brought your family. Times like these are the ones you never want to come to an end! Yet, it gives you something to look forward to. Love this and my heart was full along with yours! 💖💛💜💚🧡🤎
Thank you Kym!!! I cooked and cooked and cooked. My son smiled the whole time and was ready for each meal so it was worth it. We had such a great time and it was hard to say bye but I will hold this joy until we are alll together again.
Well Emeril Lagasse, I knew you threw down! 👩🏽🍳🥘👩🏽🍳 Thank goodness you didn’t fall out rolling all over the floor like Patti LaBelle this time! 🤣😝😱😅😂 I think you are becoming a little more adjusted now! I don’t think we have to talk you off the ledge at this point, cause you are too busy planning your next big family feast! 🥰💖😍 Proud of you Mama Diva!
Girl I had to put on my big girl panties and be strong for my boy because he’s soo homesick! My poor baby.
Awwww, it’s good to hear that he is homesick. That should put a huge smile on your face Big Mama! 🤗💖😊
It is but tugs at my heart. But when I talked to him yesterday he sounded like he old self!! 😍😍
Awwww, now that’s comforting! 🤗💖😘
I am glad you got to spend the weekend with your son. My son lives in New York City. We don’t get to see him often. The times he comes home are priceless.
Awwww so you defintely get it! How many hours away?
Two hours by plane and 13 hours by car.
Yes we are about the same as you.
This is really heart touching. Love to read about a loving mother’s bonding with her lovely adorable children. You are fantastic, dear Belladonna. Your blogs are so refreshing and make a delightful read.
This means so much to me! Thank you so much!!!
To have a child who reciprocates all the love you extend is such a wonderful blessing. I love your blog and I love your mindset. ❤️
Thank you so much! You have truly warmed my heart.