STEPHANIE - posted on 12/10/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )
my 16 year old graduates next year and wants to join the Army. He has been in the ROTC for 3 years now and loves it. He is such a joy and I am blessed to have him and when I think about him leaving I just freak out crying. I know it's his life to live but I can't imagine him leaving and me not know where he is; or not be able to see him everyday. I began having migraines from the stress and high blood pressure that I take medicine for. I still have him at home right now and I am already having panic attacks what will it be like when he actually walks across the stage for the diploma, or packs his bags to leave for boot camp? Will I be able to handle it? I have a 12 year old and wonder what kind of mother I will be to him when I know I can't handle just the thought of it now. My husband says I'm crazy and really doesn't know how he will handle me. Does it get easier ever?