My son left for boot camp Jan 9th. I feel so lost not being in contract with him! I miss him so much! I am proud of him and his decision just hate that there is not contact. I received the kid in a box the other day and it was so hard seeing his stuff and made me want to hug him! I am thankful a friend told me about this site. It has helped already seeing all the support on here!
leslie...soon you will start receiving letters but don't fret if you don't get many letters some recruits don't have (or take ) the time to write BUT they really need to hear from home. Send anything...some just write a running commentary about their day, funny things the family does, the pets. I sent jokes from http://www.jokesgallery.com some are a little dirty but my son shared them and the division loved them.
You MAY get the first call before you get a real letter. usually the "I'm still alive" call comes 3 weeks after they left...in the afternoon and usually on the weekend. the area code is 847 so watch for that. Try not to cry...be strong you don't want to waste valuable talking time crying. If you cry he will get emotional as well. And don't be surprised if he is already emotional. The first 3 weeks are the worst. Let him know that he is through the worst and it will get better and that it is ONLY a few weeks out of his life and that A school and beyond is much different.
My daughter left on the 9th as well, Bittersweet day. So proud and happy for her, but hate the fact that I cant have any contact., I received the box to. I've been trying to reach her recruiter for any info he may have, No answer at the office, I should have taken his cell number. hahah. We can pray for all the recruits thru BC. I've started writing letters. That helps me.
Does the form letter come from our recruits or from the recruiter? Does anyone know?
Margaret...the form letter comes from your recruit....it will have the address, ship/division, grad date and info., password for the gate pass and a few lines from your recruit. You should get it a week or two after he/she left
More than likely those what left the week of jan 9 will hav ethe grad date of March 2...anyone want the link to the group?
Thankyou for you help,... So greatful for everyones help..
you're welcome Margaret...here is the link to the Mar 2 group http://www.navyformoms.com/group/pir03022012
I dont have the letter yet, She did leave on the 9th. Can I enter the link without the letter?
Margaret...yes you can join the group. If for some reason she isn't in that PIR group...no big deal just leave that group and join (or from) the next. There is also a Facebook page for RTC that will give you info