Im hoping to find other moms out here that have a son/daughter going to boot camp at the same time. It is only 1 week away I have so many emotions, hoping Im not alone. Not sure how Im going to handle my life without my son at home. Oh my goodness trying so hard to be strong but it is not easy.
Hi tora720!! My son left today. Your emotions are all very normal. Today alone...I have laughed, cried, experienced fear and happiness. I draw my strength on his happiness. He is living his dream. I sure will miss him, but I am so happy for him. Right now I am a little exhausted and waiting for his phone call. Be sure and try to go watch him be sworn in if you can. I loved it. Be strong though. God bless our boys, and God bless the USA!
Sancy in Texas
My son leaves for MEPS on Feb. 1st, then flies out to GL on the 2nd. We're having his going away party this weekend. Time is flying by. I'm so glad this site is here because I know what to expect and when. I'll definitely be in touch with all of you.
Sancy, how are you? Yes thank god I did get to be there when my son was sworn in. My son is also so very excited, which as a mother you have to be so proud. Is anyones son/daughter going to be a Corpman with a Marine Unit? Brandon is so ready to follow his dream, I know he will excel...Hugs Tora
Futuresailormom - we also are having the going away party for my son, this I know is going to be very emontion for all of us. Sounds like Brandon will be going threw this challenge with a group of wonderful men/woman. God bless our children, please keep them safe...Hugs Tora
My daughters 22nd birthday is Jan. 31st and she will be leaving for Boot Camp on Feb 12th. I am struggling with the upcoming date as well. I know this is what she wants so that is how I am trying to look at it but boy is that hard!! Good luck and keep everyone posted on his progress.
My son leaves on the same day, I agree with you I am finding it hard but trying to be stong also. He is my only son, and I am just plain worried for him and pray he will like it!
Well the day is hear...he is my oldest and the youngest leaving, my only one...so the empty nest is already setting in. We have been packing his bag this morning, he left to go to recruiters office and finish up some stuff. We are taking him to Indy and having dinner with him and then to motel. He goes to MEPS tomorrow and leaves from there. I am so proud of him this is something he really wants.
But the sound of quiet in the evenings will be hard to get used to.
Good Luck to all you other Moms and families and Good Luck to our sons & daughters making this sacrifice....Prayers for all.......
I just received my 30 second phone call that he has arrived. Its a waiting game from here.
Nicole, please delete this post (hover you mouse on the upper right corner of your comment, see the "X", click on it). The reason is your email address and profile name on FB contain you real first and last name. It would to not be so open on your profile because it's not difficult to connect you with your sailor recruit. We try to protect the sailor anonymity for their protection. I know you are new and probably overwhelmed somewhat. Please review tip in the Survival Guide For Navy For Moms Newbie (clickable link). You'll get the hang of it real soon. Good luck.
My son called me at 12:30 am this morning to tell me he arrived he didnt sound good either and after I hung up I just cried. it is so hard to think that he may not be happy.