Theresa - posted on 08/08/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
I know this is a group for moms of college kids. Are there any moms out there who have sent a child off to medical school? There is no group yet for this type of mom. Maybe I should start one? However, my situation is similar to moms of college kids. That is why I came here first.
Five years ago I said goodbye to this son (I have 3 sons) when he went off to college. However, that college was only an hours drive from our house. This morning I took my son to the airport so he could fly to the opposite end of the U.S.! We live in California and he will be going to med school in New York. Saying goodbye this morning was very difficult. I feel like I am reliving the college goodbyes of five years ago....but this is much worse. Our son will be gone for 4 or more years and we will definitely not see him very much (unlike the last five years). To top it off, our youngest son will leave next month for college (our oldest is married and lives nearby). The nest will be empty! After 27 years of mothering, I am finding this transition to be very difficult.
I just joined Circle of Moms today....so I will read other posts. I look forward, however, to any moms who have sent children off to medical school. Are any of you out there in Circle of Moms?