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Anyone else out there in the same boat? ( No pun intended). Such an emotional wreck. Proud and excited for him, but bust out in tears the next.

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Lisa,  our son left today for boot camp and we are so proud!  got to see him and visit with him at the airport this afternoon before he left; prayers for all the young recruits starting this new chapter of their lives today, March 8th.

I am right there with you.  My son left on the 8th.  I am a wreck also.  Today was a really bad day for me.  I even slept in his room last night.  It's like if I could just talk to him it would be ok.  I have a lot of questions to ask him.  I know he is alright but now my nest is empty.  I haven't slept in 3 days and I am numb.  I'm angry and don't know why.  I know what I am saying is not helping you just trying to let you know how I am feeling.  You are probably feeling the same way.  I bought a bunch of blue candles and I light them a few hours a day.  I pray when I light them and pray when I blow them out.  Prayer is helping me.  It's what I have.  Family and friends don't understand they have not walked in our shoes or maybe some of yours have.  The best thing so far is my son had flowers sent to me on the next day after his departure.  I lost it big time and the note he had them write.  He is my world and now I am grieving.  I hate it.  I am very proud of him but miss him terribly.  All I can do is be here for you.  I promise you I will understand. I will help you in anyway I can.  May the Lord hold you in his arms and give you confront.

My son also left on the 8th.  His graduation is April 29th.


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