Al Roker and his wife are preparing for a sad parting.

The much-loved weatherman could not appear on the show for two months due to a significant health situation.

Al Roker and his family have been dealing with his current illness, which has been a trying experience.

Due to blood clots in his lungs, the Today presenter was obliged to step down from his hosting duties and take a leave of absence from the show.

Al and his family, which includes his wife, Deborah Roberts, and their three children, Nick, Leila, and Courtney, had hoped that his health would improve, and while it has, Al is preparing to say farewell.

Nick, the family’s youngest son, is preparing to return to college as life returns to normal.

Deborah commented on Instagram that it would be painful to see him go because he had been home for the holidays and had supported them all from their New York home.

The college student can be seen doing what he enjoys most in the photograph provided by the ABC journalist: cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

“Well done,” she congratulated him. “@nickroker155, you have outdone yourself in the kitchen. We will miss your abilities now that you are concentrating on your studies. #proudmom #bestson #thankyou.”

Many viewers have expressed a desire to see Al and Nick reunited in the kitchen because the two previously hosted many culinary segments.

Al and Deborah now have an empty nest due to Nick’s departure from home and enrollment in college until summer.

Al spoke about his recent health emergency and praised his children for their support throughout the ordeal once he had fully recovered.

Deborah described the ordeal as “the hardest thing we’ve ever experienced as a family and wife.” She described the circumstance as “the most difficult thing we’ve ever encountered.”

She successfully conceals the truth from Al, who says: “I’m not sure I could have maintained my positive attitude if I had realized how horrible things were. I had no idea they were sobbing when I passed them in the corridor.”

“Nick would come by every 15 or 20 minutes and reach down, kiss me on the head, and say, ‘I love you, Dad,’” he said on the Today show.

Al is back at work after a rough spell and feeling as well as ever, physically and psychologically.