My daughter shipped out yesterday from Houston, TX. She was supposed to be in RTC by 9pm last night, but bad weather delayed her arrival until 1 am this morning. I received my phone call at 4 am this morning. I was so happy to hear her voice despite it being short and scripted. She sounded tired as she had been up for more than 24 hrs at this point, but she said she was good. I'm an emotional wreck right now, and so glad I found this site. I know I'm not alone!
Welcome Nikkiw1221 So Glad to have you here! You have come to the Right Place, Yea that scripted call is a Doozy isn't it? I have to say Your Emotions will be up and down for a few weeks, But we are here for you to guide you thru. By the Way I'm PhoenixMom/Sylvia I help out on Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones), Please come Join and Learn everything you need to there is much info, Post any Concerns/Questions and you will be answered. We have a Great Group of Moms/Ladies that can help. Hope to see you there. And Welcome Again!
Hang in there nikkiw1221 and be sure to join the boot camp group. I left the link in the Welcome message on your page. You might also want to join the Moms of Daughters 2 group. They can offer lots of good support!
Hello Nikkiw1221, my son arrived Tuesday night. I was so happy to hear from him even though it was a short call. My emotions have been all over the place and just hoping he is doing well. Can't wait to get first letter form. I am slowly learning my way around this site. Just thankful that there is somewhere to go to get information and support if needed.
Thank you all for the encouraging words! This Mother's day will be hard as I have not spent one without my daughter in 20 years. I don't suppose they allow the recruits to call just for that do they?? I'm anxiously awaiting my form letter with her mailing address though. The weather has been crazy here in the Houston area and I almost text her to tell her about it, until I realized I couldn't :-( I'll have to save it for my first letter I send. ;-)
Hi Nikkiw1221! My son shipped out last night, May 14 from Houston Texad and I have been a jittery mess! I received the call at 1:44 am and it was only 13 seconds long. Hang in there. I am praying for all sailors and they will do well.