we got the "box"...just as expected. The only surprise was the airline ticket stub..I guess that is his way of letting me know what airline he went on and the time. We finally got a temporary address, and I posted it on his Facebook Page (he had given me the password for just that reason) I sent some letters and silly postcards. Also included some comics from the funny pages. He will get his first mail tomorrow.
I have been keeping to my weight loss plan and have gotten rid of about 5 pounds,and i noticed I also got rid of the blues as well. It's a relief to feel focused and too busy too think about the "what ifs".
We got our box as well...I put all his clothes in the laundry except one flanel shirt. I hung it up in his room so I can go in there and smell it whenever I really, really miss him..
First week was really hard. Especially at dinner time. That was our family time to sit, eat and chat. Makes for simple dinners now for me and my hubby. I miss my Nic but I know he's doing just fine. I can't wait to get the "letter" with all the information, address to write to him and plan our trip to Great Lakes. So looking forward to that day.
Everyday gets just a little bit easier...still can't get myself to go into his room to really clean up...but that will happen soon enough.
Nothing could have prepared me for this; but reading about other moms in my same situation and what they do really helps.
We got our letter! Nic's graduation is April 8th...I am so excited to have something to look forward to and to see the changes in him.
I can hardly wait to see him!