I know how you feel, It DOES get better!! I cried at the drop of a hat and I couldn't even say the words that he was gone without crying. My son has 3 weeks left now and it went by fast...REALLY! :) When you write, keep positive, I often just write about my day and what is going on at home. Don't let him know how much you miss him, it will only make him sad. Keep positive things in your letters! And, yes, I write him every day!
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I'm not sure it I am really the right person to respond to this- but I can say that I cried when my son went, which was just in August. I cried for days at a time, and the day we took him to the recruiter when he left I could not stop crying. At the present, my son has graduated from BC and is doing well. I got to hear from him more than I expected- He wrote us and other members of our family. It has been an emotional journey for me, but I keep saying to myself, "it's not about me". That mantra seems to help with the tears. I completely understand what you are experiencing, and having just gone through it- know that the PIR is amazing and to take each day as each day. My dad reminds me that the Navy will take good care of our boys. I hope that helps- for now, I am better and staying strong for my son and his next chapter in the military. Peace
My son has been away for 2 weeks as well. We all miss him dearly, and hope to get his letter soon. I know where he is, that he is in good hands, and beginning his life. That's what gets me through everyday.. I have already started writing to him, all positive things - of course and letting him know what we've been doing to include him within our family things while he's away. He is missed dearly, and we are very proud of him, and love him. Yes, we do have this!!
My son has been weighing heavy on my mind and in my heart these last few days. And when that does I say many prayers. Its been more recently than when he first left to BC. It's been two weeks today, and I haven't heard from him yet. The first thing I do when I get home is run to the mail box, in hopes to find his letter there. I know no news is good news, but I am flooded with strong feelings and emotions and miss him. His entire family misses him beyond the moon, and back.
How soon after your son arrived at his initial day at BC did you receive his letter and then his almost 20 minute call? That is super exciting! I'm so thrilled for you! You mentioned you received his letter, so you know his PIR - that is a blessing!
Hi there- I was right where you are a few months ago. My son left for Boot Camp on July 16th and he had PIR on 9/12. I wanted to write to my son the day he left and so I did- I just kept the letter going for a bout 10 days and wrote when I needed to "talk" to him. Since it was a while before he could send me letters I got 12 letters at one time on the first batch. In all the letters I wrote to him I just gave updates of what was going on in our town and with out family and a lot of the letters seemed like the same old thing each time but it was great for him. I sent him a letter every day the mail ran so he would have something to look forward to. Even if it was just a little card that said Hi and I am proud of you. It does get easier and you will be amazed at your son when you get to see him at the graduation! Be strong Mom!
Yesterday I received his form letter, that may be one huge reason why he was so heavy on my heart and mind. I am grateful, and thrilled to finally be able to send my letters to him. Plans are underway to attend his PIR! I'm staying STRONG without a doubt! I'm extremely PROUD of HIM and the accomplishments he has achieved so soon! :o)