Jenyfer - posted on 01/22/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
My only son, 21 years old announced between Christmas and New Years that he would be moving into a room in a house with 2 friends. Thankfully he can afford it and it's only 45 minutes away. I'm proud of him because he just graduated from his Culinary Program in December and he's working as a Prep Cook. But I cried every time he carried stuff out to his car (not in front of him). I want him to be mature and self-supporting; that shows me that I've done a good job parenting. But at the same time, it hurts inside to see him leave, because I always see him as my little boy and I don't want to see him ever get hurt; I know what the world is like out there...it's harsh and cold and that's my "baby"!!
So it's been tough. He comes in usually on Friday night to say hi for a little bit or do his laundry. In between him moving out, I've had my final reconstructive surgery for my breasts due to breast cancer in 2009 and am recovering from that; and ongoing menopause (caused by the chemotherapy in 2009). HEY, I'll be 50 in March too!!! I feel like a train-wreck that I can't look away from!!