It is August. Those pesky back to school signs are springing up all over the local big box stores. “Back To School Shopping,” they proclaim. September is fast approaching. For students going to college or a seminary school, their start date could be as soon as next week. Perhaps they have headed out already.
Of course when I say “headed out” I am acknowledging that these “kids,” more like these young men and women, are going away, some for the first time. This is probably hard on you, saying good by to a son, daughter, grandkid, niece or nephew is never easy. It is worth remembering though that as soon as they leave their life is forever changed. They will be on their own.
Reminding them that you care with a candy gift loaded with all of their favorite kosher candy is just a great way to say goodbye, while reminding them that youth is nothing to run away from. That candy in the first few weeks of school will help keep them grounded and remind them that they have people back at home who care about them.
As the year unfolds they and you will get more comfortable. This is a great way to set up some comfort for them on their way to that comfort.