It seems like life is all about facing fears. A few days ago I faced a fear I have had since the day the ultrasound tech told me I was having a boy. My oldest son left to serve a 2 year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have hoped and prayed for this day since he was a newborn but I never imagined the gut wrenching pain that would be associated with knowing you won't see your child for 2 long years. It was the hardest thing I have done as a parent. All you mom's out there, hug those little boys of yours tight, because before you know it they will be grown men.