The empty chair one???
I know exactly how you feel. My son left Tuesday July 8 and it was the hardest day of my life. We need to stay strong for each other and continue to pray. Hang in there...
I said goodbye on the 7th as well and missing him a great deal. You aren't alone in your feelings and I can't wait for my son's graduation. Hang tough and know you are surrounded by a wonderful community of understanding and support!
I dropped mine off last Sunday. I feel ya. The advice and encouragement of those moms who have done this already has really helped me. I haven't cried since the Monday after! Hang in there. We got this.
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Just went through this...so hard. You think you want them gone and bang, they're gone, and you're grieving like you never thought you would. I even got a bunch of books on the Empty Nest Syndrome which is real! It doesn't matter how busy you are; having your kid leave just gets you in the heart.
Hang in there. Once I got the letter and the date, I felt enormously better. Someone very kind reached out to me here and I talked with her on the phone and it helped so much.
I will be dropping my son off in exactly 2 weeks and I am not handling my emotions very well now; I will be a mess by then. I guess its okay to be totally emotional, if we weren't I would question what kind of mother I was :)
My son says "my friends are leaving for college soon and their moms' are not as emotional as you are". Its not the same though. Its hard to explain to people....I am filled with pride and joy that he has chosen to serve our country, but sorrow because he will be gone for long periods without much communication.
Thank you for sharing.
I know how you feel. I was actually holding it together pretty well until her belongings showed up yesterday. :/ It's hard, but at least we have a date we can see them again!! Something to look forward to and count down to. :) Hang in there. You're not alone.
omg..i totally understand. when people ask me how i feel i tell them i feel proud, but on the other hand i feel so sad. I finally got to speak to him and thought that would help, but everytime i get a letter and i see his writing it makes me so sad all over again.