My son leaves for boot camp 5 Mondays from tomorrow and I am sooo emotional. I go from crying my eyes out as if he were dying on July 2 to being excited for him and the decision he has made about his future. I've considered all of the positives about him being a NUKE in the Navy and yet I still look at it that my baby boy is leaving home and I will not get to see him like most parents do whose kids go off to college at this stage in their lives.
Not only am I having to deal with my own feelings and emotions, but my husband and I have a 6 year old little girl who is going to Greatly miss her big brother. Our son took her out for a "date night" last night as a means of creating memories for her when he gone. They went bowling and then he took her out for ice cream. He's going to Build A Bear tomorrow and making her a bear and putting a message in it with his voice so that he is Never far from her.
Not only is His life about to change forever, but so his my husband's, our youngest daughter's, and mine.
I am soooo proud of him, yet I am sooo scared at the same time.