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?
My son left on 1/5 as well I am right there with you!
My son just left yesterday( from Syracuse) to the Great Lakes. It was such a mixed emotion day, I can't imagine how you must have felt Lesa with two! I swear I have cried myself into a sinus infection. Even carried my box of tissues into work with me today. So proud and I know he will do great. This site has provided so much information for me and really normalized my feelings. For that, I am eternally greatful to all you other mothers for sharing your hearts and honesty!
Hi everyone. My SR called me during mid-day today at work!!! What a great surprise. PIR is Feb 3rd and he said thing are moving so fast. Maybe for him. :)). He said his division is posted on facebook but I can't seem to find the correct facebook account. I found Navy Moms facebook and RTC facebook but it has no pictures on it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Two weeks and counting.
Is it under U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command? I've been checking that site out, and they do have a lot of pictures of the band, marching, and the flag ceremony. Is he in the 900's divisions? That's the divisions they're normally in.
yes just found it! I see my SR. He is the one with the huge feet kneeing on the front right row. Look at those BCG's!!!
Awesome! I have to remember to keep checking for pics of my daughter's division when graduation gets closer.
Where am I supposed to go to find pix? My son is in Div 914.. Thanks!!
The pictures I came across were on the FB page U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command across the top. Apparently, there is a contest every week to try to win pictures of your recruit's division on the page. There are alot of pictures of divisions that are closer to graduation there also.
karrie here is the link to your son's PIR group...lots of info and support there. Just click on the link and then click on the box that says JOIN in the upper right hand corner http://www.navyformoms.com/group/pir03022012
I think it's groups that are closer to graduation, but I'm going to keep checking periodically anyway. If I had to "guess" I would say it's the 900's, but I don't know for sure. A lot of the pictures were of the band, choir, marching, and the flags.