Love it, FTL! Thank you!
And of course...you Moms are always great! Hang in there new moms...when we get the new PIR group going you will get lots more info about Boot and help from other veteran Moms!
@FTLW: I have followed your input in the groups! Thanks for all your input. And Snoopy has always been encouraging throughout the years. Always has a nice smile.... =)) Thanks for everything!
@rhondaz5: found something else that I have been looking for-for four days...and I found it off your page. It's the group new moms stop here..... go on that group and scroll down until you find the link http://navyformoms/group/newmomsstophere/forum/topics/what-is-your-son-daughter
it won't link here in my reply. don't know why but please look at it. It's 2009 information but it gives you week by week what they are doing.
FOOD?? On one of the videos I watch, they stated that the government makes sure they are served three meals a day. It shows the buffet. They are probably eating better than you and me. Running yourself down isn't helping anyone and your son wouldn't want that for you...not in a million years. I was tormented by my imagination too-can't blame you...but remember the "services" is important business and they have to get their points across...better chiefs guiding our loved ones then the US enemy......well, enough from me tonight. My thoughts and words are to help; never to harm you.
I had to get my head around this too...and I'm glad I'm stronger and you will be too! Trust the system....
Are you feeling any better yet? It is very hard but I am only surviving because I am keeping super busy. I know they are fine and are growing stronger daily! hang in there!
My son arrived there the 12th also. All i have received is his box of belongings so far.I did see the menu for Christmas dinner and it looks good. It seemed to be a lot of food on the menu. I dont think they are starving them. They do Have to have them keep their energy up (at least i hope so) they say they feed them 3 meals a day!!! I am constantly wondering what he is doing all day long. I just keep thinking that being in the navy is what he wanted to do so it gives me a bit of comfort knowing he is doing what he wants to do. My son is a couple years older thn yours. He already went to firefighting training and became state certified. The same with EMT. He had a years worth of paramedic school to do when he decided to join the navy. He was supposed to leave the 28th but got moved up to the 12th. I cried for weeks before he left.
I am sure he is uncomfortable and tired at times, but it makes me smile to know hes now making his bed everyday:) it just took about 20 years for that to happen. Hes a real team player & already going thru fire & emt training hes probably ok. If someone is struggling my son would try to help if he can. Maybe your son is in the same ship/division as mine. He always did the same during football& baseball with his team mates.
I had a couple shipmates who gained weight during boot camp. Females, but still, that chow hall food is really quite good and you learn to eat fast. You'll see when you have your next meal with your new sailor!
They posted a couple of photos of different divisions (my sons was one of them) on christmas day on the facebook page. It made me realize that he isnt alone, hes not hungry, he looks strong& healthy. It was a huge comfort to me. You should be getting a call in the next couple of weeks. letters should be arriving for us soon.