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Ok so right now he's at MEPS. ETA in GL around 5 or 6ish. I'm seeing they only get 4 tickets to graduation. Is this correct? Is there a way to get more? This upset him when he found out. For those with extended families, divorces, remarriages. Lord how will he choose? Plus I'm going through a gambit of emotions. Lol so for him to be upset, upsets me more.

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Comment by Pamatrix on September 19, 2017 at 12:53pm
Depending on the size of the division, 3 or 4 tickets only
Comment by hooyahsuzy on September 19, 2017 at 1:24pm
There is no way to get extra tickets. None.
Comment by Countrymom on September 19, 2017 at 1:34pm
It is what it is then. He will be fine. He's tough. Momma is at the top of his list. Lol
Comment by Countrymom on September 19, 2017 at 5:22pm
Chipmunk- Thanks. Setup on my phone so did not see option for name change. There is a plethora of info. On this site. Trying to soak it all up.
Comment by Chipmunk on September 20, 2017 at 3:50pm

Countrymom - Glad to help and that is good to know that setting up on the phone may make it harder for people to see all of the side bars. I saw your other post as well about how you did last night. All of us moms deal with our children leaving home in many different ways. I found myself writing emails to my son, because that was just the easiest thing for me to do, until I had an address. I had so many other things going on, four other children, and another wedding to plan for that I found it became less and less important in the first couple of weeks to write every day, but I still waited for those letters and news and then the phone calls. Now my son is at A school and today is the first actual day of classes, so I am back not being able to call, or text when I sort of got spoiled these last couple of weeks. I lost my mother as well, this January and there are moments when it just sort of hits you, I can't call her up and talk to her any more. I think that is why bc is so hard, we feel the same way, but that was why I sent emails and every time I opened up a message to my son there was his picture and smiling face looking at me. So, I would write and tell about the day, just as if I was able to send it of and I still sent it and then once I had the PIR date and the mailing address, I copied them all to a word document, printed them and mailed them off.

So what is your recruit interested in doing? 

Comment by Rhonda on September 21, 2017 at 12:21am
Hi my son left yesterday too from OH.
Comment by Rhonda on September 21, 2017 at 12:22am
I am still very emotional, hope this eases up with time.
Comment by lemonelephant on September 21, 2017 at 1:31am

Rhonda, I left info for you on your My Page.

Comment by lemonelephant on September 21, 2017 at 1:32am

Countrymom, check your My Page.

Comment by Diverdee90 on September 21, 2017 at 9:32am

Countrymom what we did is, my son had the 4 on the list and then there were 8 others who stayed back and watched the live feed in the hotel lobby and once PIR was done we took my son back to the hotel so everyone could then see him and enjoy being with him....  hang in there it will get better....


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