I recently took our oldest son to Oklahoma Baptist College in Oklahoma City. This is where he feels God wants him to go. I am very pleased that he chose this college. I feel very confident that he is in God's will. My question is this: How do you properly prepare for a child to leave the home for the first time? I thought I was ready but, the night before he left, it hit me like a ton of bricks. I found that I hadn't prepared for this day. I was more emotional during these few days than I have ever been in my life. My son and I were and are very close. We sang together, played ball together, worked a bus route together, and just about everything else. Did anyone else have a tough time letting their first child go?