Good Morning, @Jay Purple. Lets start by saying congratulations on being a survivor, keep strong!! Today is day four for us and we can make it! This house is so different with out him hustling around over the weekend, in and out making all sort of plans. I have started writing letters to him on Wednesday at first it was hard, but as I was writing about the mundane daily events it flowed easy. I was thinking wow I am boring and thinking about all the new exciting things he will be learning, and things he has wanted to learn. We will get through this and soon we will get the regular phone call and texts telling us all about here exciting adventures.
One of my sons recruiters said its rough at first and it goes hour by hour then day by day, and so on, then soon PIR will come.
ONE DAY AT A TIME!
Jay purple, you are giving your son a wonderful gift - the encouragement and support to spread his wings. There are many cancer survivor groups. Many of us have friends and family members who have gone thru what you are going thru. I am sure your son will do great. In no time, you'll be arranging to see him at PIR - you'll will be so proud and amazed at the transformation. Hang in there.
wow a survivor! My son left on the first too. Letting go of him was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I have my moments too, maybe you could find some other parent(s) who's children have left for boot camp in your area and talk. There are nine of us Navy, Airforce, Marine we are getting together this week. Easter was hard not having our kids around. I know they said they would call again in three weeks but, I was hoping we hear from them sooner.
Both you and your son are so very brave! Peace and Love from my family to yours.
Hi Jaypurple! You are an amazing woman and mom! Congrats on being a survivor!! It's OK to be emotional and proud, that's what we women do best. My son left two days before your son and I'm longing for a call, letter, etc. I have written 3 letters and writing seems to help.
Countdown to PIR!! :-)
Congratulations on being a survivor! Your son will be too! My son left on March 19 and I crumbled. Got our box....that helped.......got our form letter....that helped......but when the phone call came this weekend I crumbled again. We will all survive it is just transition is so difficult for most people. My mother always said, "there is nothing in life constant except for change". So true.
omg...you're absolutely correct and I agreed with you...I was tears out like crazy when I had to drop him off at the MEPS back in February...and now I am so looking forward for his PIR graduation day this month coming...I am glad that my son finally made this decision to join the Navy...He was a gamer when he was back home so now he's in the Navy, I am so glad...and I am looking forward to have my recruit get physical trained and be strong to serve our country, and also to have a better bright future in front of him as well...
Hoorah to all of our sons/daughters:) :)
First of all...Congratulations of being a cancer survivor! You aren't alone in this by any means! Hang in there!!!!