Karen - posted on 07/08/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hi.. my son and his fiancé just landed jobs 2 states away..7 hour drive and left in May. My 18 year old daughter just graduated from high school and will be leaving for boot camp in 9 days...joined the US Navy. My husband and I will be without kids at home for first time in 25 years. I cried so much when my son left a few months ago...now my daughter in 9 days...and so young. We met with Navy at a parent orientation, etc but u am still so anxious about her out there. I feel sad already and she's not gone yet... I think I'm just building myself up in the wrong direction, instead should focus on all the good stuff coming down the pike.. I just miss having them nearby I guess. I don't want to bring them down on their awesome adult decisions.. I think they are amazing people. What do other moms do when their eaglettes are now fledgling? Just wait out the sadness and it gets better?