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So  my son Kyle left for BC on Aug 2 also....he made his first call to his Dad ( my ex husband) ...I was having a hard few days just like the rest of you and today this happened.....

So today at work while I was walking the floor I seen this family and the husband had on a Navy Recruiter tee shirt. So I said to him are you recruiter? He said yes out of Saginaw. I told him my son just left for BC on Thursday, he asked me from where and I told him Port Huron location. He then looked at me and said " is your son Kyle XXXXXX ...I just stood there...he told me he took Kyle to the airport with his 3 guys so that Kyles recruiter did not have to drive one person....he told me Kyle was in a great mood and was doing fine..........



For some reason this just made all my worries go away and I ended up having a good day myself...I hope the rest of you moms are doing better each day too...I do miss him, but this is what he wanted and I am so proud of him as we all are of our kids right now.....


Kyle's Mom


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What a great story!  I am glad you had some way of getting some info. about him!!  I just pray for a letter soon.  I am going on the advice of many that no news is good news!!!  I am coping better each day.  For whatever reason, the mornings are the hardest.  Once I start working I get distracted and the day passes much faster.  All we can do is take one day at a time!! 


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