On June 29th my 18 year old daughter left for bootcamp. She is my youngest child out of 8. We have always been very close and this has been very difficult for me knowing she will never be home again as my baby. I am concerned about how she will do in boot camp and have never gone so long without talking to her. At the same time I am very proud of her and know she has made a good decision. My husband found this site and am hoping to learn more about what she is experiencing and get support.
My 18 year old granddaughter( SL ) left for bootcamp July 1st! Perhaps, she's in the same group as your daughter. We can all be proud of them. It's the waiting that's hard for the rest of us.
My daughter left here on June 29th but due to travel time didn't arrive in Chicago until the 30th. She was picked up at the airport at 7pm. Her plane was late so arrived there at 8 am and they had already picked up the morning group so she had a long wait.She spent most of the 29th at the airport also so was exhausted before she even started. I am eager to get the form letter also and to hear how she is doing.
I love the Build A Bear idea. I have been cleaning also. I thought this would be a good time to go through closets etc. It keeps me busy.
Cristen, I left info for you on your My Page.
Hi Sarahsmom, I too have a daughter that left for bootcamp on 6/29. She is my only child and I am missing her so much. I did receive a box with her belongings, but I have not yet received an address, so I can write to her. Her 21st birthday is Monday, and I cannot even send her a card. I understand your pain. I have never gone this long without talking to my daughter either.
You should be very proud of her decision to serve our country. I am certain they are keeping them very busy, so they do not have much time to get homesick! I just wish I even knew when to expect them to graduate from bootcamp, as I am planning to take my vacation at that time, and go to Great Lakes to see her. Hang in there, Hannahs mom
How funny, my 21 year old daughter is named Hannah also. Sarah is my baby. She just turned 18 and we have always been very close. The hardest part is not knowing how she is doing as I'm sure you feel also. I write everyday but can't send the letters yet. I am indead very proud of her. I'll keep you and Hannah in my thoughts on Monday.