Hi everyone! I'm very new and this is my first post.
My son just shipped out today. I'm waiting for his allowed phone call, even though I know it'll be brief.
I'm an emotional wreck, though. He's my first born, and now he's flown the nest. I know he's in good hands, and he's smart and capable, but I hadn't anticipated feeling this much...sadness. I'm so proud of him! But...he's gone. Just like that.
Are there any other parents out there feeling a big bundle of emotions? How are you doing? Any moms that already went through this phase want to share your experience?
I'm so glad I found this community! It's helping me feel better already.
My son shipped off on July 12th as well! He is not my first-born, but my first into the Navy! I also was an emotional wreck for the first couple days. How are you doing this week?