I'm new to this any information or tips on how to get through this is very much welcomed
Ah..my son left July 1st and got to camp on 7/2/14 SIGH...but happy
Start writing letters to send as soon as you get his new address - only letters are allowed in boot camp. Feeling sad (for you) and homesick (for him) is normal. Always be encouraging. Don't freak when "the box" arrives at home. It's bittersweet and we've all felt that tug in our hearts when it comes. Plan now to attend PIR (graduation) and join the Navy for Moms PIR group for his PIR date (once you know it). If you know what his job will be in the Navy, find a group on here for that group to help you learn what he will be going through. There is a lot of information on Navy for Moms to explain jobs and answer questions about Navy life. I belong to some Facebook groups too but Navy for Moms is a really big help. Congrats to both your sons, Tracy123 and buzznbug. The Navy has a lot to offer. You will be amazed when you see your sons at PIR at the changes in demeanor and commitment. They will do a lot of growing up in these next few weeks and they will make you proud.
My son left just about a week before yours. Every day I think about him. I do miss him dearly, miss his voice, etc.... I think about how he might be doing at Boot Camp, how he is responding to what is taking place, his thoughts (Which he shared freely with me daily while he was here). I can only imagine, pray for him, and keep busy. Never would have imagined how tough this is, and I can only imagine how tough it is for him.