Now that the fortunate ones have received appointments and the initial emotional state of joy has started to clear. We have to begin to contend with the thought that our beloved son/daughter will be leaving the nest soon. As with all of these kids, my swab has been a picture perfect kid. No problems at all, honor student, athlete, etc. etc.. Guess for the parents it would have been easier if the child would have attended the local State University but this have been my swab's dream since grade school and we certainly are proud parents. Not only is this going to be a new beginnig for my swab but also for the parents, this is my first one so guess it will be extra difficult to let go. Anyway, if any one else out there feels this way, I feel your pain.