Good Bye’s Are Hard

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”

  1. 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 I’m so glad you all had the time you needed with each other. This is so beautiful to read about. Yaaasss!

  2. 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

    1. 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🥹

  3. 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.💕

    1. 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 👩🏽‍🍳😂

  4. 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! 💖💛💜💚🧡🤎

    1. 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.

      1. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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. ❤️

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