Ugh...it sounds like your son has had a big picture view of his life and how it could turn out depending on his choices. I will praise God for leading him to such a noble and courageous career in the US Navy.
It is funny how no matter your situation, no matter where you live, all of us Moms are all feeling the tug and ache of our children leaving us. I have to keep reminding myself that this is what we are charged to do. God gave us the gift of our child with the responsibility of raising good, responsible adults. We are seeing this unfold before our eyes. So why am I sad? I guess I am not ready to let go yet.
I am so happy to have this board to let it all out and hear that across this great Country, Moms everywhere are feeling this most confusing set of emotions. Let that bond us all together, and God bless our sons and daughters as they volunteer for the strongest Navy in the World...(chest puffing out a little bit).
Grateful for this site too...really gives me comfort reading what everyone is feeling and relating to it 100 per cent! We were given the gift of raising our children for this moment. It's greater than anything I've experienced thus far!
Beautifully said! I'm trying to concentrate on the positives as well. My son has stepped into adulthood with the decision and is proving it already as he prepares to leave next week. Such a change. Can't wait to see what he does over the next weeks in boot camp. So proud of all of them, especially on this Veteran's Day. It has a whole new meaning.
Congratulations to you mama ShellyEllyBoo for raising a fine young man. You've got the right attitude, we've done our jobs now it's time for them to go off & do great things!