Just a couple of hours ago, I said goodbye to two of my daughters who are actually going on a wonderful vacation. I have been very excited for them to take this trip, but nonetheless, when it comes right down to the moment of saying goodbye, it's hard to do. Last year I experienced it when I said goodbye to another daughter when she went on a trip. In order to make the time apart not seem so long, I had written her a note for every day of her trip and included some gifts for some of the days. So I decided to do the same for these daughters. Right before I passed them a little package tied up with ribbon with all of their notes inside, they presented me with a little box with this label on the top:
When I opened it up, it was filled with colorful envelopes and packages, one for each day that they will be gone. I just love this tradition we have started. It makes being apart much easier.