ok technically this is call #3, but #1 was the "I'm here" call. Call #2 only lasted like 2 minutes...seriously, actually it was less than that. So call #3 was today, on day 47 since my son left. He sounded great! We were all home so put him on the speaker phone! Best invention ever, even though you have to share the call with everyone, you don't have to repeat everything their telling you to everyone. He was only able to talk for 5 minutes, but it was fantastic to hear his voice & very reassuring! I am so incredibly proud of my son, he's done so well. This week will consist of some of the final tests for him & battlestations coming up at weeks end. I cannot wait for the the next call, as it will be "I am a United States Sailor." And by the way I held it together & didn't cry, must say I'm a bit proud of myself too....LOL.