My son left for bootcamp on Wednesday and I've been crying off and on ever since. I feel so lost not beling able to call him, FB him or contact hm in any way. I never thought it would be this difficult. I'm really struggling. I'm not worried about his safety, just feel so disconnected, like he's gone forever. He is my firstborn too, maybe that's it? I don't know, but he reached this milestone that I feel like I wasn't prepared for. Anyone else feel like that?
Ladies, please visit your personal page at least once a day. You may find a message from another member. I have posted welcoming messages on your pages (Click MY PAGE tab on above menu bar). There is a link to the Survival Guide on the welcoming messages. This guide contains lots of info, links, videos, etc. The link to the guide will always be on your page for future reference. After you watch the videos you will feel like you have been to boot camp yourself.
I can't even tell you how many times I cried!!! My daughter went in 6 weeks ago, and to this day, just hearing certain songs make me SO sad!!! I am now only 2 more weeks from being able to see her and hold her(0: Please don't get discouraged, it took nearly 3 weeks for me to finally get a letter and a phone call - but it WILL happen for you. Congrats on yours and your daughter's HONOR, COURAGE, AND COMMITMENT!!!!!
oh my, i feel ya...i'm counting the days and i really want to hold it together until he leaves my eye sight...
Isn't crazy how hard it is to leave him there? My son finishes BC and has PIR on 3/16. It was a horrible first three weeks but it does get better. This site is so helpful in getting you through. Keep breathing!
I can only tell you that this site is such a wonderful tool in getting us through!!!! It really seems like the hardest thing in the world to have no communication for so long, however, like JT's Mama said so well, it truly is horrible the first three weeks, but then starts getting better as you can finally start counting down to their graduation!!
Chin up - and remember, you feelings are so very shared by us other mommas on this site!!
Yes i feel terrible and am having alot of anxiety attacks. I feel exactly the same
I PROMISE you that it DOES get easier(0: After the third week, it seems like the letters and phone calls just kinda come rolling in(0: My daughter has been gone for 7 weeks now, and now I am looking at seeing her graduate in just one more week! My best advice after this 7 weeks is, do not let your phone out of your sight, because you just NEVER really know when they might call, and missing that call would be heartbreaking for you and for your recruit)): Also, I have not let a day go by without mailing my daughter a letter, and she says the letters are what are keeping her going some days!
Nice to Meet You Mom-in-law2!!!! My daughter is in the same ship/div! 8 more days!!!!!! Whooo hoooooooo :)
i couldnt make it to graduation are you geting pictures of the whole thing
CAN SOME ONE GET SOME PICTURES PLEASE I SURE WOULD APPRECIATE IT BEFORE I CRYemail@example.com
LOL. Hahahaha. The dangers of skimming. I read "hot" and "male" after "GET SOME PICTURES" & "BEFORE I CRY" and thought what the h$ll?