Thank you for your correction yes, fair winds and following seas.
That is a common error. Have a great day.
I have just shipped my second SR off to the RTC yesterday. My first left almost exactly one year ago prior to this one. I had forgot how hard it was and I haven't really stopped crying since it sank in this morning. But, I know he's going to be just fine. I got the "I made it, I'm safe and I'll contact you again in a couple weeks" call last night. I'd also forgot how unnerving waiting for that call can be. But, he sounded so calm and ready when he called. I really tried to hurry up the call so he didn't get yelled at to get off the phone but wanted to keep him on there so bad! I'm sure there are others on here that know what I'm talking about.
I can't wait to find out what ship/DIV he is so I can join the other loved ones on here and get to know them!
My oldest son left on thursday, my birthday, april 11. He is my best friend, as we grew up together. I am struggling with it. I know it will become easier as time goes on. His last call to me came around 1 something that day to tell me he made it and he was safe, he sounded a bit nervous and scared, which in turn made it worse for me ( and the poor cashier in walmart when i started bawling as I was checking out). I think I have posted on his FB about 20 times and I am driving his brothers crazy. I hate when people ask me about him because it just brings me to tears each time. I just turned 35 and he will be 19 soon. So we have always been very close. His girlfriend and I have been crying rivers.....I can't wait for this to pass....She has skipped a few classes and I have been requesting off when there are extra nurses on...This is such a terrible feeling.
my son is leaving in 15 days and it is hurting me real bad, i do not know what to do i i had someone to talk also
You may wish to join the group, DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in May. You will meet others with loved ones leaving that day/week who may be in the same TG and have PIR together. Be sure to check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month Before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC. I also suggest you join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and New Members Stop Here and check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) and Discussions there. Getting connected on here will give you someone to talk to who knows what you are going through.
Your future Sailor may want to join http://www.navydep.com to learn the ins and outs from the DEP point of view. Craig runs that and will steer him to some good links on there.
(Group names and the link within this reply are clickable links.)
My son leaves today. We took him to the hotel last night and my heart is breaking. I know that I needed to cut my "mom" strings but this is so difficult. He and I have been so close throughout his life. I think it is harder on me than it is on him. I am cleaning up his room and all I can think about is the times he won't be with me to enjoy the things he used to enjoy so much.
I know that this is what he needs in his life and he will become a better person/man for it, but it doesn't make me fell any better right now. He has never been one to pass on answers very well so I am so scared I will miss something. I am so glad I found this website, even though I only found it yesterday. Boy do I wish I had found it earlier, it would have helped so much!
How soon do we get his address and how does he give it to us?
You will receive his address in the form letter in about 10 days--more or less.
Arrival and What Happens at the RTC (clickable link) within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what is happening and what to expect. I invite you to join that group while you are there and to check out the other Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) as well.