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Does anyone else have a child leaving for Great Lakes on this day?

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Yes, mom son is leaving on the 9th and should be at the Great Lakes on the 10th. 

My son leaves on the 9th of November

My son will be reporting for BT on the 10th

Well, it is nice to meet you Hurricanes, Mamasboy96 & Dalton's Mom!!  How are all of you doing?  My stomach is starting to hurt thinking that my son will be leaving in less than a month! 

Oh, I can't carry on a long conversation about it!! I start crying! I was looking at cards for Thanksgiving the other day, and I got so upset I started hyperventilating, I know the lady beside me thought I was crazy!! I'm going to try not to get too upset when he does his final swear in, at least in front of him. I cried during his high school graduation and when he saw me upset, he started crying too!

It is definitely going to be difficult....especially over the holidays.  We just have to keep reminding ourselves what a great opportunity and experience it will be for them.  

Good Evening...I have a son leaving for GL November 10th as well.

Can you believe how fast it is coming?  It makes my stomach hurt.  :(

This month is flying by!  My son is very excited and ready to go.

Yes, my son is ready and anxious also.  His mom?  Now, that is a different story!  I am excited for him because I am sure it will be so good for him, but the separation will definitely be tough for me. 

It is all becoming very real for our family.  This is the first time any of us (extended family also), have had a loved one join the service.  So very new to us.  He is also my oldest and first to leave home.  GULP!  

My son is anxious to get the boot camp over with and move on to A school.  His best friend is already at A school the same place he is going, so he is anxious to get there.

Mom here is excited, scared and sad all at the same time.

Looks like we all feel the same way:)  Looking forward to chatting with everyone and getting through this emotional time together.


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