Saying goodbye to Kayla has been the hardest day of my life so far. My heart is aching for her. I knew joining the Marine Corps is something that she has wanted for a while now. We have gone through alot together to get to this point. As a mom you always want more for your children than you had for yourself. I want my daughter's to go out on their own and find themselves. I want them to find out what they like, don't like, fall in love, fall out of love, make mistakes, travel, meet many people and eventually get married and have babies. I want everything to be on their terms and do things because they feel it's right. I love Kayla so much that even as my heart feels broken and I am scared and worrying about her like never before, I am willing to let her go. I wish she was just going off to college somewhere, that would be a little less painful knowing she's not being physically and emotionally challenged on a daily basis, but this is what she chose in her life. I am her mother and her supporter until the end. She was my first born baby and I will always remember the great times we've shared. I am so proud of her for being such a strong girl, and soon to be women. I thank God for giving her to me and letting us grow up together. I can't wait until we see eachother again in October.