My name is Kelly. Am a retired Air Force enlisted and have a son who is Army (was enlisted and got commissioned 2 years ago). Am divorced and currently mom to 8 furbabies - 3 indoor kitties, 2 indoor/outdoor kitties and 3 porch kitties.
My son, new wife and step-daughter are currently stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas, Yes, I have made the 12 hour drive several times already. He enlisted out of high school and at the time I was separated from his Dad so the empty nest thing hit me really hard. Then he stayed with me for 2 years finishing his degree to get commissioned, got married and I think the second time around empty nest was as hard as the first only this time I have a DIL and a GD!
Anyway, I stay busy and still travel a bit. Am sure I probably have a wealth of info for some of the younger moms or new wives. And yes my son has been deployed - once to Bosnia and then to Iraq.