I was preparing him and his support, I had not thought about who would be my support, who was going to get me through.
Let me explain a little about me, I am a single mom with 3 kids. I have 2 girls, my oldest daughter Selina has a brain tumor and all the struggles that go along with that . And I have a 15 yr. old teenager my Sierra. And my Coastie is nestled between then. He is the glue in our family . He is my girls best friend and Selina's twin cause they are so close.
So to have him leave home is really a big deal. He was my go to guy....
I didn't know how much support I thought I was going to need, and I could not in my wildest dreams imagine my support coming from a group on women I have never net before and come to find out that are my comfort. I was that Mom in Need ! I was in need of this sisterhood, this sacred place to vent and cry!
Yup!!! I did a lot of that. I cried for the change in my unique family dynamic, I cried cause my home was now just us girls and then as I was getting through not just my son's 8 weeks of basic training, I cried thinking how was I going to get all 3 of us to Cape May New Jersey? That was when I realized I had a group of Sister Angels! They saw how important it was that me and my girls make it to the graduation and support my son! I can not express how important that turned out to be true for both the my Coastie and my girls.
I had the fortune of having a wonderful Mom take me under her wing and be the support I needed so I could be that strong Mom for my kids. I only hope that one day I could pay that forward. Through the Moms committee they were generous to help me and my girls get to Cape May and helped me to find accommodations for us and ease so much of the anxiety that comes with being a New Coastie Mom. So please, if you are struggling and need a help, or a friend, don't hesitate to ask cause you're not alone! Welcome to the Family!!!!!