Every mom dreads the day when her son or daughter won’t need her as much.

Of course, we all want our children to grow up to be independent and be their own person. But, soon, they will only want a kiss on the cheek, no hugs when we drop them off at school, or they won’t feel the need to call much once they’re on their own at college.

It happens.

And now that I’m a mother, I know how my parents felt when I slowly began to pull away and climb the mountain of life.

So, I had to laugh when we watched the Colts play last week, and Griffin spotted Peyton Manning holding a telelphone on the sidelines. He said…

Look, Mom, Peyton had to call his parents.”