The exchange with Eldest, in text.
Me: I didn't tell you enough that I love you and I hope you get everything you want. Safe travels, honey.
Eldest: I love you too Mom. Please try to be happy, for me?
Me: I'm so very happy for you. You will go so far and do such amazing things. I envy you your life!
Eldest: Thanks Mom. But I meant, try to be happy now -- for yourself.
Me: Oh. Missed a punctuation.
I have nothing to offer but: Oh.