Sunday, September 16, 2012

They Don't Warn You....

When you become a parent everyone tells you how your life will never be the same... sleepless nights, full schedules, never going to the potty alone, mouthy teenagers, endless grocery shopping and laundry...etc. Those things never bothered me, because the rewards far outweighed any negatives.  But no one ever warned me how much it would hurt to let my first baby go.

He's off to bootcamp :(


  1. Oh Tiff,
    Sending you Prayers and Hugs!
    Try to be strong, Mom. Even though I know that is easier said than done.

  2. As a fellow military Mom, I totally understand the wide range of emotions you are feeling at this very moment. Pride, fear, happiness, sadness, worry, and the list goes on and on. My only child, my beautiful, precious, wonderful son, joined the Air Force late last year and left for basic training in March of this year. I can truly say it was one of the hardest things I've ever had to go through. Even though he moved to another state after his high school graduation last year (to live with some of my family there), watching him go off to basic training was so much harder for me. I guess it was just the knowledge that I couldn't pick up the phone to call him or check on how he was doing at any given time that made it so very hard. It is our job as mothers to raise them and let them go, but as a mother, that is by far the hardest thing ever about this job. I still worry so much about him, even though he is doing great! He made it through basic training with no problems and has just finished up his tech school. He is now stationed out in Nevada and he loves it! He does still need his Momma, although not quite as much as he used to. It's so hard some days, but I am so very proud of him and all that he has accomplished. Hang in there. Cry when you need to. Sometimes it does make us feel better to let it all out. And please, on behalf of my entire family, thank your son for his service to our country. May God bless him and keep him safe until you get to hug him again. Much love and prayers to you and yours.

  3. It must be rough!!!! Sending big hugs from one Mom to another.

    Take care, Janie

  4. Hello I just wanted to say I still miss my children, and yes you are right no one ever prepared me for my children leaving home. I loved being a momma. But alas I still have the priveledge of being a wife to a wonderful man. Love your Post. Blessings Roxy

  5. I too am a marine mom, wait until you see him as a marine at graduation, you will be so proud you could burst! In the meantime, send mail,msend mail, send mail! And find the website for parents, I think it's marine parents, you'll find his unit and can talk with the other parents, a life saver!

    1. Mary, Thank you for this info!! I had no idea there was a place for parents. I signed up, found his company and his graduation date and feel at least a tiny bit more connected now. THANK YOU!!!


  6. Hugs Tiff,xoxox follow Mary's advice,
    Laura xx

  7. Sending you hugs and prayers to ease your heart..


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