indymom...join some of the group. Start out with the Boot camp moms. Also check out DEP group. Lots of people that know how your feeling
Hi, I have never been apart from my son for 18 years ,I would not even let him be with a sitter ever !.he left for boot camp Dec.5,2011 .I have had some really bad days ,I really thought I would be okay with it ,but out of the blue it hits me ,I call it my blue funk.Its been 7 weeks and he called today to say he is a sailor .I feel so happy & proud today ,no time for blue funk, you will be okay just write him letters every day .I kept a pad right here by my PC and I would write pages and then send them all at the same time .Another thing my son asked for was pictures lots of pictures .The Navy is going to be a fantastic adventure for our boys . stay positive !
Thank you both so much,this is getting harder and harder as the time for us to drop him off gets closer,,,i have his younger brother at home that is also going thru a rough patch,,im looking forward to the phone calls even tho i know it will only be a few of them in 9 weeks,,i have already started a few letters,,one for him to read on the way there,,just to let him know how proud of him i am,,hopefully he can tuck it away in his wallet an keep it close when he feels homesick
The emotions are running strong only 2 days left with my son,,seems like every time i turn around i am crying,,,
hang in there , he will be graduating before u know it .
Go through this guide. All the links to the Boot camp & Depper groups are there. Along with loads of other info you'll need. Such as videos, diagrams, tips
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