My son is awaiting his swearing in and plane ride to Chicago. He wants me to come take him home. I have been on the phone with him off and on ALL night... The 'mom' in me wants to race right there and pick him up.....but I know that would be wrong. Is it normal for a kid to be so worked up ? He was sick throughout the night from all his worrying. Any ideas? Thanks!
Hang in there. Whatever emotions you are going through, I can really relate. Your support will mean the world to him. Just want to let you know that as a mom, you don't ever get over worrying about them. I believe it's in the DNA. Dads - urh - well, they go with the "suck it up" strategy - sometimes it works other times ........
Just so we can have a good laugh ........ my ex military academy son is taking some time off from college to work in ND. Never in my wildest dreams did I think a son of mine would be any where near ND for vacation, let alone live and work there. After two excruciating months, he found work and I can tell it is the right move for him. However, I can assure you I pulled out all the stops the first four/five weeks when we could not find housing for him. You wouldn't believe all the calls I made through various professional/business organizations/contacts.
So if you get the urge to do something really really BIG. We understand totally.
momof5 - A jouney of 1000 miles begins with a single step.
He is now is great hands. Focus on the positive things. You will soon realize that for 18 years or so you have been the "referee" in your son's life. You were the rule setter and the penalty enforcer. But as your son life changes, so will yours. You will now become the "cheerleader" for him. You will watch and cheer as he works his way through the advancement system, the qualification standards, and simple things like just folding his towels correctly. You will stand and scream at the PIR as his division enters, and you will cheer as his ship enters San Diego or Norfolk after a deployment.
I have decided long ago it is far more important for me to be a cheerleader than a referee. Don't waste your time on the sadness, focus your feelings on the positive things that will help your son.
(also being a guy, I say "plenty of sex!" works too....~ha)