There are a lot of parents experiencing varying degrees of anxiety and/or heartache this time of year. Some are sending a child off to school for the first time. Others are helping a young adult leave home for college. It’s bittersweet at best—exciting to see our kids grow yet tough to let them go.
Gail and I watched our oldest son, Josh, his wife, Becka, and their four kids (four of our five grandkids!) roll out of town this week for California. At 5:00am their van headed out of the driveway without much fanfare. Just teary-eyed parents. We are emotionally raw yet we’ve never been prouder.