Thank you for sharing!! Sounds like your son has a bright future ahead of him!!!
My son leaves for boot camp in August. Can't wait to see the transformation.
Great story Kimberly,
As you explained your sons personality and lifestyle it sounded exactly like my son. Weird thing is he is in his 3rd week at bootcamp and he loves it. The Only complaint was blisters on his feet from the boots. I guess the video games over the years were just filling in space until he found something he really wanted to do. Im still shocked that when he called me last Friday that I didnt hear things like...I hate it hear, I dont like getting yelled at all the time, I'm homesick,etc. He actually likes the structure and discipline. I am looking forward to seeing a new man on June 17th in Great Lakes.
WOW, I didn't catch that it was 2011! :-) Very touching .... it definitely made my day.
I am so happy to read your story!!! That is wonderful! I understand completely.
All three of my children have been somewhat shy. But at the same time, they have been social, always wanting to reach out to make friends, but never being "popular." Sitting home some evenings, weekends, etc. DS has been a bit lonely since graduating high school last spring .... hard to watch. He does attend Church though, & played in the band. We've been grateful for our Pastor's support & friendship with DS.
DS is our youngest & when he said that he wanted to join the Navy, I hoped in my heart that it would be the right decision. The girls are finished with college; DS just never was motivated to take that route although he is capable. How I pray that the Navy is his pathway. I think that it is. Your post makes my heart sing.
Our son doesn't show a lot of emotion, although when he called yesterday & I asked if he had made a friend yet, he said yes. I know that makes a big difference. I hope & pray that it does for him .... & to be honest, I hope that I hear a similar story as your son by the end of Boot Camp!!
My heart rejoices with you ..... you did very well describing how well the Navy has made a positive difference for your son. Thank you so much for posting here.
My son will have A (& I think C) school @ Great Lakes. He just went in yesterday. We got a phone call last night. I miss him but it's time for him to fly.
Oh my gosh, are you talking about my son, it sounds exactly like him. It is a miracle how the Navy can do in 8 weeks that I couldn't do in 26 weeks.
Your son sounds like mine. He is on the track team and nothing else. He was at MEP Thursday and Friday. Just watching him take charge of the process was amazing. He is 17 and grew up in front of my eyes. He is now in DEP and will leave July 14. HE just reminded ME we have a 4:00 appointment tomorrow.