Yes, my son left today also (8/7) from Houston. I'm excited, nervous and sad all at the same time...don't know whether to smile or cry! It helped me to watch the videos about boot camp, so I can visualize where they are and what they're doing. Good luck to your son and mine both!
We were in Omaha for Slump busters this past June. It was 105 degrees. Had a good time though. Saw the college world series.
My daughter left 8/7 as well for bootcamp... we live in Torrance, CA she left out of LAX,,,
She is ship 12 div 7113 anybody else.????
There were also 4 in my son's group. I heard today from the recruiter and got his address. Ship 03 Div 316. I feel a little better now. My older son is also in the Navy so this is not my first run but it never really gets any better, I just know more about it now, LOL.
do you think that will be the address for all the group.. or would her's be different since she is a girl? I would really like to know her address.
From what I remember last time, they will be several ships and divisions that all start at the same time, so they may have different addresses.
Hang in there. It will get easier. I have 3, younger, children in my home plus 2 more adult step-children that come and go throughout the week. Always lots of activity at my house but somehow, still, since my oldest son has left the dynamics of the household have changed. It makes me sad. Since my SR is an early-bird, morning time, over a cup of coffee, has always been my special time with my eldest son....our time to catch up and have our special conversations. It's lonely now. I wonder what they're all doing this week.....being P-week and all. Hopefully they'll get the chance to get a bit of rest before bootcamp really kicks in next week. Hang in there Skippy! :)
My son left August 8th also. Did you get you 1st letter yet? I did...my son is in ship 02 Div 947. How about yours?
Hooyah! Got his 'box' today. Much sooner than expected and a bit bummed that it didn't contain his 'letter w/address' - still, excited (and, yes, teary-eyed too) nonetheless. Guess mom, in her grief, should had paid better attention to the order of things....guess it's the letter that comes in about 2 weeks. :) The wait is excruciating!
Box was messy, stuff litterally just thrown in, phone in pants pocket but battery out and case off, plane ticket stub, misc. papers....don't be shocked if your's comes back this way too....'no time to fold, mom'......it's all part of the first phase of letting us all know who is in control now. Oh well, gives us all the opportunity to take care of something for our sons/daughters one final time.......wash (or not until you've smelled out all of their cologne/perfume), fold, and tuck away......and then cry some more. :) It's all healthy, right?! More important, it's nice to know, from all your responses all over the U.S., that there are many of us in this same boat right now (no pun intended). :)
Hi PTBANM - The boys young men should be settling in and hard at work by now. I find I spend my moments of down-time wondering what he's up to and how he's holding up.....until the tears start flowing ....then I force myself to re-direct my thoughts. How are you doing?