So glad you are here. You are doing the right thing in encouraging your son. I often re-read my letters and make very sure only happy and encouraging things escape my pen. I also send cartoon, clippings, family memories, anecdotes, funny headlines, BIBLE quotes and many other uplifting things. Congratulations to you for having such a fine young man for your son. My own is now less than two weeks from graduation. You can do this. Keep happy thoughts.
Welcome BrandyHill, you have come to the right place. You will find much Encouragement here. It can be a struggle for the Recruits these first few weeks, But continue doing what you are doing and let him Know us Moms are routing for him 100%. Great Job!
You're telling him exactly what he needs to hear!! It was so hard to read my son's first letters where he said he hated boot camp. I think that may be a universal feeling for new SR's. I allow myself only one simple "I miss you" in my letters to him, but the remainder is full of love and encouragement.
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