Shawn - posted on 01/26/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )
My son is 17, in his senior year and planning to go off to college in August. Did I forget to mention he is my ONLY child. I thought I was cool with him leaving since my son loves his momma but he was never a cling-on baby. He is well traveled and I am use to him being away from home. He has done sleepovers and has had plenty of trips without me for weeks at a time. LOL, he's going to Costa Rica for 9 days in April. Had to renew his passport. I guess the problem is the closer we get to graduation the more I'm starting to feel pangs of (I don't know what). It doesn't help to see the news and just today a Geneva College student is missing and you see all these things going on at college campus' today. I watch these stories and I think as parent (I didn't send my kid to college to be raped, mugged, kidnapped or SHOT)! I know I can't protect him anymore and I am a praying mother but today I had a harsh reality that I DON'T WANT MY KID TO GO. I don't want to be one of those clinging mothers (so far in his 17 years I haven't been) who calls his dorm every five minutes. Any advice from mom's who have experienced this would be most helpful.