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?
It is held because the mail POs need to be trained. They take mail very seriously.
Leesa421 - what day did he leave for BC?
It does get easier!!! Wait till you get that 1st letter!!! and then another letter, then a phone call!!! I didn't know about Navy for moms till I received a letter this week from my daughter. This helped me to see I wasn't the only one feeling this way. Every time I start to cry just thinking about her, I stop and say no, I am going to pray for her and the other SR's. Some of the SR's do not receive any mail at all, that has to feel terrible!!! Keep you chins up!!!!
Hi Marlena. I can honestly say that I truly understand your feelings. My daughter left for Navy bootcamp Aug 2010, daughter left for college out of state Aug 2010, son left for Nany bootcamp Feb 2011 and the last son left for Army bootcamp April 2011! LOL....yeah they all left me pretty much at that same time..YES i cried alot. but i think those were tears of joy that they were all entering into adulthood and doing what i had prepared them for.
I know the first week is VERY hard! But I learned very quickly that no new is good news. The Navy takes care of their own and they make sure they are safe. You can inbox me anytime.
My son left Tues. the 10th of Jan. I was so unprepared to say a quick good-bye. We waited there with him for 5 hours and in a matter of minutes we said our good-bye's. I cried so hard, I couldn't breath while we were leaving. His girlfriend, sisters and I were a mad mess. I totally get being lost. He is my firstborn too, I think that's what does make it harder. I wish I could just see how he is doing. (dumb, I know.) I took my other kids to school and thought I had a grip on it and then I realized I had his duffle he took with him the night before to the hotel and down came the water works.
My son left the same day. There have been plenty of water works here. :( I can't wait until I get a letter, a phone call, anything!!
Do you find that your emotions go up and down? I get like that when I see or hear something that reminds me of him. Boy this is a pain that I dont think anyone recognizes if your not going through it. I miss him sooo much. Maybe our boys will get to know each other. Remember write,write. They say that letters during b.c. are like gold. A friend who was in the military told me that there is nothing better than when they hear Mail Call and they get mail. And there is nothing sadder that she told me that they get nothing and everyone gets mail. I'm like "Not my son." I have been writing to him since he left. Just waiting for an address. You? I hope it gets better, they say it does. : (
YES My emotions do go up and down. If something reminds me of him, I will cry, but it has gone from several times a day to once yesterday. I have been writing a letter everyday. I am saving them until I get an address and then I figure I will mail a few at a time....I for sure do not want him to be one of the only ones without mail. I have some family members writing to him as well. I just wish my form letter with the address and division number would come. Anything would be good. I'm going crazy here. :( I hope it gets better for you too!!
Well the way it worked for us was when he/she calls you to let you they got their okay, they will tell you when they will write and when you get "the box"