Hello all my son left on July 17th from Syracuse NY. I am very torn and upset and at the same time very proud of my son. I do not know how or what to feel at this moment I missed his call when he got to Chicago which made me a little more upset. At this point I do not know what I should be or should not be doing, Moms please HELP.
You have done the right thing by joining N4M and reaching out. The call upon arrival was a scripted call and he may actually get to make a make up call this weekend if he didn't get through. Be prepared, but don't be upset if you don't get one. See Phone Cards and Phone Calls.
Stay busy; take up a new hobby or continue one you have or start an exercise program. Begin writing (have the letters ready to mail once you get the form letter). Get connected with others with loved ones of others who left at the same time in DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in July. Stay informed about what is going on and what to expect in the Pages within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) beginning with Arrival and What Happens at the RTC.
(((((Rraine))))) That's a cyber hug from one Navy Mom to another.
Thank You :)
You are very welcome.
I was thinking about your daughter as well.
My youngest left on the 17th as well. His older brother is four weeks into bootcamp so I was prepared for the scripted call, but it is still hard having them so far away. This website will be a great way to give and receive encouragement from other Navy moms.
Thank You, I know how difficult it is for me with one child I cannot imagine what you went through for both sons.
I started writing I am already at letter number 3
My husband also left on the 17th from Knoxville, Tennessee. I haven't received the "official call" yet either but he did manage a quick call when they landed at the airport but still...I want to know that he did get there and is doing fine.