I left S at a hotel in Charlotte tonight and by this time tomorrow, he will be freezing his behind off in Great Lakes, IL. It's boot camp time.
There are many reasons this "see ya later" is more difficult and at the same time, also much easier than previous goodbyes. Even with the heartache, I am so excited for him and I couldn't be more proud.
Update: He called me and let me know he made it to Illinois. Now I'm waiting for a package with his address. I am also waiting for another phone call in two weeks.