Its been 18 days! I never in my life thought this would be so hard! I thought I could coast through this transition of him not being here. But im not. Im really sad today. On the virge of tears. I miss not talking to him on a daily basis, I got a letter from him yesterday, It was short but sweet...Just needed to vent
Thank you. I will probably reread this again and again. I sure needed it right now.
this is such a great thing to read! I love it!!!!! I would never let him know im sad hes gone and when I write I always follow up with im so proud of you..This made me think and feel even better
Thank you for posting this! It's only been three days that my son has been away, and I haven't gone back to work because I'm stuck in so much sadness....this helps A LOT!!!
My son hasn't left for BC yet but I am already feeling those mom strings being tugged really hard! Thanks for the post BunkerQB! Perfect reminder for us Moms! Some days I am READY to send my son off and others, well, you all know ....:-)
Kudos to everyone for keeping it together and getting on with your lives. I so appreciate reading all of the posts and comments. I know this will help July 7th be an EASIER transition date. Or so I am praying.... lol
This is so helpful and uplifting BunkerQB!
I could really use this to feed my heart and my brain as I go through this journey. My son's ship date is 8/12/15
and I'm trying my best to do my research from this wonderful site and gather as much tips and advice from the members with various experiences with their Navy loved ones.
Thank you so much!
Thank you for this. It put things in perspective and I will put my best act on for him so he won't know that I am sad because he is leaving. He will be successful and will not know my heart is hurting. he leaves on 3/11/15. The days are flying by, but it will be okay. Thanks again.
Nice post Bunker
Gosh! I wrote that? Not bad.
OK, moms. Take a deep breath. ENJOY the time w your recruit before D date (that is for departure). You don't want to waste it thinking about this is the last time for this or last time for that. Seriously, do you regret that last time you had to change his diaper? Well, maybe some of us do - that is why we look forward to grandchildren (I am told).
Don't try to keep it in. That will be a recipe for a disaster. We understand when those crying bouts inexplicably appear. Just take yourself to someplace private, shed a few tear, reread my post above, pull your shoulders back, smile and press forward. You are a mom. You can do this. It's in your DNA.
P.S. You should printout comments that help you and carry them in your purse. Look at them whenever you feel the need.
You are awesome.