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Missing my son! It is hard to watch them leave and walk away.

Missing my son! It is hard to watch them leave and walk away.

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Comment by Melischa on October 11, 2017 at 12:37pm

Awww. I am totally there with you! Probably the hardest thing I have ever done, was watch him get on that bus. I feel like I have been over emotional about all of this, but it is a big deal. I know parents go through this, I know I am not the only one...but it doesn't make it easier for me. I think the worse part is not being able to communicate with him. To not know what is going on with him and what his is struggling with. I know he is strong and he will get through this, but it is still hard! Hang in there @Navymom. Sending hugs and prayers your way, from one sad but super proud mom to another! 

Comment by Phoenixmom on October 11, 2017 at 7:14pm

Hi Navymom, welcome to the site, did your Loved one just leave today? I know I didn't want to leave my son either, the day of swearing in, make sure you keep your phone close tonight if he left today ok he will call you late in the evening letting you know he made ok, it is a scripted call so the only thing you may be able to get in is I love you, and be safe and do your best. I have to tell you this is going to be a rollercoaster of emotions, and it is ok to cry. this will happen daily, I cried at work at home for a whole week or longer. and the hardest part that you will eventually come to realize is the not knowing, that will get the best of you. Please don't hesitate to join boot camp for moms or leaving to boot camp in Oct. you will find many sites that will bring comfort and also Knowledge to any of the questions you may have. Please don't hesitate to ask questions. Many Moms are enduring the same thing you are experiencing, and a lot of them have gotten answers to their questions or concerns. Welcome again Navymom and stay strong, these few weeks will be the hardest for your Son and believe me he will be missing you and home also but he will be fine. sending you hugs at this time and if you need prayer or scripture just ask it seemed to have gotten me by day to day. wishing you well along with your New SR.( Seaman Recruit).

Comment by braesmom on October 12, 2017 at 9:01am
My son left on Oct 2 was sworn in, proudest moment and the hardest day of my life. Not knowing how he is is driving me nuts. I can not wait for his graduation. It is so hard but I know this is what he wants. That and my husband and my other children help me get through each day.
Comment by Phoenixmom on October 12, 2017 at 1:40pm

Hi Navymom how you holding up? Just know we are here for you!

Comment by BlueClover on October 13, 2017 at 6:00pm
I am right there with you Navy Mom. My son left October 4. He was away from us for two years for college, but this was totally different! I already received the phone call and the "box." I can't wait until the form letter arrives. I have already written a four page (front and back) letter and the self addressed stamped envelope ready to include with my letter. We can't wait to see our boy during his PIR. We are waiting for the date!!!
Comment by Lakisha Roberts on October 13, 2017 at 8:17pm
Hey everyone thanks for the response and welcome Phoenixmom...Blueclover my daughter left on the 4th too when did you get the box?
Comment by BlueClover on October 14, 2017 at 10:50am
Hi Lakisha. We received the box this past Wednesday, October 11. Small note: I just happened to be home and had to sign for it! I'm checking the mailbox everyday for his first letter home.

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