Ok for you who understand ----how can I be torn between immense pride and unbearable worry. I know my son and I am very proud of his past and future accomplishments but this not seeing him is going to kill me! Suggestions to make the time pass quicker and for my sanity? Unlike going off to a state college or private one this is going to be so different than the ideas I had for a typical college student. We are over 7 hours away so Saturday visits will be virtually impossible-flight plans etc are beginning to sound overwhelming-restrictions and little contact sounds cruel to me (of course not him he understands the reasons why and is probably kinda looking forward to it). He is so anxious to go and all I can do is look at him like a crazy woman trying to watch and keep everything close for the next few weeks. It's making him laugh at me on a daily basis--he's even walking down the middle of the hallway and getting up by 6am-saluting me when ever I call him or sneaking up behind me and standing at attention-lol -but it's my prerogative isn't it! You raise them to be great people just to send them off to a college that unravels them and puts them back together! I am so blessed and proud and I know it's selfish but ---wow it's really beginning to hit me!