I need a major perspective overhaul. He's 24 and got a scholarship to get his masters. All expenses paid. He'll be in Finland, Germany and the Amsterdam. This is the first time he's leaving because he went to a local college. I know this is an opportunity of a lifetime and I couldn't be more proud, but this is killing me. He leaves this Saturday, Aug 30th, and for the last 2 to 3 weeks I have been a wreck. I can cry at the drop of a dime and every day it's getting worse. I almost lost it in the drug store the other day. I've been able to maintain my composure so far, but it's getting harder and harder. I seriously do not know what I am going to do as it gets closer to this weekend and especially when we drop him off at the airport. So, I'm asking for advice to make this not so hard on me. I need a different perspective..something that will make me not be so heartbroken. I keep reminding myself that we will be skyping, but that's not helping me. Please help.