Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Learning to let go...

Yes, the day finally arrived for my boy to head off to the military. I swore I wouldn't get teary eyed in front of him. And I didn't. Sniffling in the bathroom does not count because no one saw me.

The thing that does surprise me is the growing emptiness in my home. It's like a little bit of the home's soul is being ripped away when a person leaves. Yeah...I realize that might be a bit over the top, but it's how it feels some days.


And yes, I know too well that this sadness will fade as I form a new daily routine. But for today, it kinda smarts to have to say good-bye to the boy.
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  1. (((((hug)))))) That is all.

  2. Thanks, Deb. By the time he gets back I'll have to come up with a new nickname for him since he'll have outgrown boy. You think he'd appreciate butthead 1?

  3. {{huggs}} You'll get through this.

  4. Thanks, Tammy. First days like yesterday are always the suckiest. Not sure if that's a real word but hey it sort of fits. Normally I get this bummed when my hubby heads back overseas. He doesn't leave for a couple of weeks. Sigh.

  5. Awww, Maripat....(((((hugs))))). :(