My son just left for Chicago this week. Does this gutted, empty feeling ever go away? I realize I'm not the first mother to see her child leave the roost....but damn! This is tough. I'm so excited to see him in 8 weeks and after that I'm sure knowing I contact him more often might help. But, for now, I'm trying desperately to deal with cutting that umbilical cord.
I'm very proud and excited for him. It's just a mom thing.