I don't know if this is really a "trouble" but I'm so mad/sad right now. I just got a call from the U.S. Government... turned out to be a military recruiter looking for my son. My married son who is leaving tomorrow morning for basic training. The irony of it has got me really worked up.
These last few days have been really hard, the anticipation of saying goodbye has been much harder I think than the actual goodbye will be. I just need tomorrow to get here and get it over with. He's in the ANG and I know in 5 months he will come home, go back to his regular job and normal life. He's not being deployed right now so for that I am very thankful.
I think what is so hard for me is something I have realized over the last few days. My son is 22, married since last October, and in the military by choice. He has cut the strings... I'm the one who hasn't cut the strings yet. That hit me when I realized that after he gets there, when he makes his one phone call it won't be to me. I'm just a mom who is having a hard time letting go. This is nothing compared to what some of your are facing.. but it feels good to have a place to go and talk about it.