My son is leaving for boot camp in 2 days

Kari - posted on 07/16/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )




I just cannot seem to get myself under control with my sons departure for boot camp at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. He has never been away from me for more than a week (he just graduated high school last month and turned 18 3 weeks ago). I cant stop thinking about where the last 18 years went. It seems like yesterday he was just a baby. I am having a very hard time letting go. I cry all the time, although never around him. I want to be a supportive army mom. I let him know just how proud i am of him. But i cant seem to get myself together.


Michelle - posted on 07/16/2016




Now is the time to do things for yourself. Our job as a parent is to raise them until adulthood and then let them go. He has his own life to live now.
Find a hobby and get out and meet new people. Be selfish knowing that you have done a great job and now it's your time.

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