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New navy mom here,

I've been reading the blogs of those moms who received the first call home and those who just said goodbye.  It is comforting.  My son ships out on July 15th and wonder if there are any other moms with that date also.

I am so excited for my Garret, but my heart is getting heavier and heavier as the days get closer.  He is my baby of 2 and will miss him beyond words.  

Any advice??


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Comment by cmmart29 on May 7, 2014 at 12:28am
My son finds out tomorrow when he will be heading out for basic training. What an emotional roller coaster the last couple of weeks have been!
Comment by Razorbackfan214 on May 14, 2014 at 2:18pm

My best advice would be to just relax and enjoy the time with him.  My son has been gone a little over a week now.  I didn't look at this site until about a couple of weeks before he left.  Reading some of the post made me panic.  All the information and how some react can be an overload.  I think through everything you need to remember that this is what he wants.  You want to do anything to support him and this just happens to be one of them.  You also don't want him to be worrying about you while training.  When I write my son I tell him about my day, but then I also tell him things that I don't miss.  You know, like now I can put tomatoes in everything I cook if I want. :)  I'm not going to say that I haven't cried.  I have.  Mother's Day morning was rough. About noon I went to clean his room.  He wasn't a slob, but he wasn't neat either.  Soon enough I was irritated at him and felt much better.  Since I have received the form letter and can actually mail what I have written, there is this huge since of relief.  Every night I thank God that I don't hear from him (you should not expect to hear from your son for the first 2-3 weeks).  During this time if he does call it's not good news.  I know that he may not be happy right now.  But, he is safe and doing well in training.  In the end that's all I need to know.  Keep your head up!  Yell if you need to talk.  -Jan

Comment by Shiloh on May 16, 2014 at 2:02pm

This is my son's 4th week in boot camp... i rec'd several letters from him & he said it's not easy.  the hardest thing for him is that not getting enough sleep... wake up at 3 am & keep them busy til 10 pm... after that, he finds time to write me... he said he doesn't like it there, but he is making it thru...but with his scores and things he tells me, i think he is going to be okay. 


Comment by LisaPNM Ship11 Div204 on May 19, 2014 at 8:56pm

Its going to get harder before it gets easier . It gets easier after the 1st phone call and the 1st letter. Like Shiloh , my son is also in his 4th week of BC. My advice, write your questions down and keep them handy, so when you do get that first phone call youre ready.

Comment by lemonelephant on May 19, 2014 at 9:03pm

Join DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in July. You will meet others with loved ones leaving 07/15/2014 or that week who may be in the same TG and have PIR together.

Check your My Page for additional information.


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