Hard to process. DS has received notice from his Nom of an offer of appointment. Moving into a different chapter of this story. Can’t really wrap my mind around it, TBH! And it’s only 6 months away...the count down begins!!
Here’s Navy/Military slang to use in response - the Navy will only take a “full up round.” If he is too broken on I-Day, he doesn’t go. Every year, there are stories of injuries and accidents. Dreams derailed.ughh...I mention bubble wrap to DS, and he says (paraphrasing"
'MOMMMM! Im going to the Navy, to be on big ships and shoot big gunsss!! DONT WORRY!!'
Why do you say this? Because of letting go? Or some other reason? I’m curious...I can’t even begin to imagine how it will feel: to be so full of pride, yet also selfishly sad I won’t be seeing him daily anymore . We have two older kids in their 20’s, but their college life is 45 min’s up the road. I still get to see them. This one will be half way across the country.....I-Day ... ugh. My worst day as a father. On the upside, it's all gotten steadily better since then. Best of luck!
For a dozen reasons; some kids have genuine buyers remorse, some parents think kiddo has made the wrong choice, genuine concern on everyone's part...etc. name your own poison. It's not always about the "pride and joy" when the rubber meets the road. I've seen parents break down down as children when those doors slam shut, when the days and months with minimal communication and separation got to them.Why do you say this? Because of letting go? Or some other reason? I’m curious...I can’t even begin to imagine how it will feel