Not unusual things to hear at this point Mary. It is very common to have homesick, lonely, tired, and frustrated recruits at this point. Moods change quickly too. He may have been just fine an hour after he wrote the letter to you. It's and up and down time for the recruits. Breaking them down to build them up takes its toll, but it is supposed to.
Things start to change for the recruits about training week four. Most of the "bad seeds" have been sent home, and those remaining start to figure it all out. The talking, well that may be a problem the whole way through. Some just can't keep those lips closed.
Sen loads of letters. Hang in there, things will get better.
Mary. These are the things proud moms are made of. Imagine how much he is growing/maturing every day. My son went through so many struggles the first couple weeks and had to figure out real solutions on his own. This is so good! If you find yourself crying every day you are right on track to having the most amazing experience at graduation Read everything on this site that you can it will help you to stay informed and stay busy
Thank you so much! It means so much to hear from other moms who understand what I am going though.
We're with you Mary! My son was an older recruit so he was very supportive of the younger recruits, he found himself like the big brother listening and counseling them. I'm sure your son will make similar kinds of relationships in the next few weeks. When you see him at graduation, he will be a part of a lifetime family. Be patient and keep him in your prayers. Uplifting letters REALLY help too.