It sort of makes me feel sad now when I see the school buses go by my house now and I see all the school supplies neatly stacked on the store shelves. I know I won't be buying any more pencils or notebooks - at least for a while (until grandkids come AND that won't be for a long time!).
I guess I feel sad, too, because Nathan is far away (not too far away) but I can't see him every day. Though I know I can pick up the phone and call him, that is not quite the same. I still miss packing the lunches and driving him to school (and not being allowed to kiss him in the parking lot - HEAVEN FORBID that one of the other kids would see his mother giving him a kiss!)