Gina - posted on 09/23/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )
My youngest son, now 20 has been a Marine for 2 years. We got through our first "non-combat" overseas deployment and we're enjoying him being back stateside, only 7 hours away from home. We're a very close family and military life is new to us. Lots of tears and fears along the way. He just got married to a girl he met 3 months before boot camp who is barely 18. They are so young and while I have the normal "mom" worries about that I am in a constant state of anxiety over the fact that I am no longer his "next of kin" with the military. She will be notified of any tragic event and his health decisions will depend on her. Our family has welcome her as our daughter, but she is very jealous of our strong family, even between my Marine and his brother. I know I have to let it go, this is not in my control but my heart is breaking as his next deployed is coming fast. I've had several anxiety attacks and can't even talk about my son without crying. Is any of this normal or am I just a crazy hormonal/mentopausal mom. Any advice would be great.