Hi Tracey did your get your sons box in today? Mine just arrived
sjmom - it's hard, not going to lie, but you'll be fine. I just think to myself, it's the circle of life. I know, doesn't help much, but it's true. Nothing stays the same forever.....you will conquer this journey in your life. It's so spectacular to see your son achieve their dreams. I'm always so excited to talk to our son who is now stationed in San Diego - he is totally loving the Navy Life. And I get filled up with happiness after our calls. Hang in there. We are here for you.
Well yesterday was the first day I didn’t cry, so I guess I’m making some progress? Lol
Awww, thank you for asking, that’s so nice. I’m actually doing better. I still have moments here and there, but definitely a lot better! I still miss him like crazy, but I’m counting down the days till I get to see him again :)
Tracey, it WILL get better! Trust me! My son has been gone since July 9. The first couple weeks of radio silence were the worst. But once we got his form letter, it was such a relief to know exactly where he was and begin sending letters. And then after we got his first letters and "real" phone call, wow...hearing his voice made me feel so much better.
He must be strong now so you shall be stronger.
I think one of the veteran navy moms on here said it best: "It doesn't get easier. You just get tougher." But honestly, the separation feels easier as you get used to it. Big HUGS to you. You got this, mama!
Thank you for the kind words :) It has gotten a little easier, but I’m looking forward to a phone call and letters. That’s when I think I’ll really be ok (as much as I can be) lol.