This could be a difficult time of year for many parents and maybe even a lot of students. Parents are not just sending their children back to school but for some they are sending them off into a whole new world. A life of either further education or taking on the responsibilities of adulthood.
I remember when my children went off to college. It was extremely difficult and hard to walk away from them as you moved them into their dorm room or apartment. You were conflicted because it was time to set them free but wanting so much to hold and protect them forever. I struggled to hold back tears until I was safely in the car and on my way home.