Anyone else feeling weepy about graduating kids?
Last night, my DS played in his final HS concert -- being involved in music has been a huge part of his HS experience. When he came out at the end in his tux, I had a tear in my eye, which I hid successfully. This morning for Mothers Day, he gave me a card/letter which really made me cry. Just telling me that I'm a great mom and that he'll miss me when he goes to school and that he will "text and call often, even though I pretend I won't." All this is just making me realize how hard the next few months will be. He is not my oldest -- I've been through this once before -- but he is very close to me and has always been "my baby" (even though I have one more younger kid!). Not in a weird way, though -- he's very independent and normal! I know I will be working hard to hold it together at graduation and then trying not to hug him every hour until he leaves for school, 5+ hours away.
At the same time, I am super proud of him and happy that he is going to his 1st choice college and I am not at all worried about how he will do when he gets there. I know this is a new beginning to celebrate, and I will, but the thought of him not living here is really gut wrenching.
Anyone else? And advice on how to put on my big girl panties and just deal with it?