Hi Lisa4495, i'm having the same feelings as i write. This is so very hard, it don't seem real. All i can tell you is to keep reading the other moms post. Sometimes i find comfort in reading their post and feel better, but we need to stay busy. My house is empty without him here. I've written about 6 or 7 letters within five days, and now i'm waiting to hear from him. my son left on 11-11-13, his ship is 02 Div 909. do you have your son's information? I'm wondering do our sons feel this same way, seeing as though they haven't heard from us. I hope you feel better and good luck to you and your SR. I can't wait until BC is over.
how often are you hearing from your son?
Been there and soooo know the feeling. It's hard, not going to lie. You do get through it, some how, some day it will get a little better. It's been over three years since my Son left on his new adventure and I still find myself sobbing. Just know, and tell yourself repeatedly, that he has chosen to do something wonderful for himself and this grand Country of ours. Get that pad of paper and start writing those letters. You will look forward to the day that a letter comes, it will and hold on to them. Cry, sob, slobber and just outright bawl. Then take a big ol breath shoulders back and head high. and When you get that I am a United States Sailor call shout out how proud you are. This journey will not be easy but you will get through it. You are not alone, none of us are alone. Now here comes a big ol N4M ((((hug)))):)
My Son left this morning for Bootcamp. I am patiently awaiting the Im here and ok call! I am actually tracking his flight so I know when he arrives in Chicago! I miss him so much and noone understands my sadness.. Im actually annoyed with some of my best friends because the are comparing it to their children going to College.. SO NOT THE SAME!!
Not EVER the SAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UGHHHHH lol
Not the same. They will never get it just like the people who never had children. Deep breath and tolerance is key here.
It will be ok I promise. I just came out the other side of that black hole they call boot camp. My son laughed at me when he heard how nuts we were. They have groups for you sons graduating class we had so much support for each other it helped so much like you said only us NAVY moms and soon to be NAVY moms understand it. I was in the NAVY myself you would think it would be easier to understand but it wasn't. When you get that call you will be fine. Reach out to other moms it truly does help Good Luck
HUGS momma. I still cry and mine left 11/20. I was in the hospital recovering from open heart surgery and the night he shipped was the day they released me. Its okay to cry but remember to be strong when you talk to him. They know we are crying and missing them, just as they are missing us. Boot camp is as much for us as them. Please thank your son for his service and remember we are all in this together. HUGS