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received 2nd letter today from my bf and he is quite upset and worried why he hasn't heard from me or received any of my letters. i missed his call this past monday. and i'm just hoping he has gotten some letters since he sent out this most recent letter to me since sunday. i started sending letters out last wednesday. should he by this upcoming weekend have at least one letter received? he said he's the only who hasn't received a single letter and it's breaking my heart. i'm worried he'll think i don't love him and i've written quite a few!! and should another call be coming up anytime in the next few weeks?! i just want to be able to talk to him before PIR grad on october 1st! i'm worried sick. he got a promotion, so i don't think they'd be keeping the letters or anything. he's doing well :) help!

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I have a feeling your letters crossed his in the mail. It takes about 9 days or more for our letters to reach them. Usually they will get one big pile all at once.
A stupid question first... are you sure you have his right address? That can delay mail. Also their mail is notoriously screwed up... my son would receive letters totally out of order. I wrote to him every other day, just to make sure I could help keep his spirits up, and his letters back were funny because he'd get confused with the information being so out of order. Double check the address by checking the return address on the letters he has sent you, and don't worry - he will get the letters. It's only been 8 days since you sent the first one, so he's probably received at least one by now. From here to GL it took 2-3 days to get there, and then another day to get to my son. HTH
thanks guys. today has not been a good day. i don't have a lot of support in this military relationship in general so i've been crying a lot and then worrying about him on top of it :( yes it's the same address he sent me and the same address that came with the grad packet and the one i got from his recruiter. i'm hoping he gets them plus he had gotten a promotion. please i need all the prayers. i can get. i'm really down lately and crying a lot. it's been tough and not a lot of support :(
Hey girl,take it from someone who has been through deployments.There is alot of times you wont talk.Not hat there is anything wrong just no time or the mail gets screwed up.When my ex hubby was in Iraq he got mail after he got back home.Heck I got mail sent to me that I didnt get at basic.A friend in a class behind me told me I got mail at mail call one night but I was already down range.They never got my mail to me.Keep your head up it will all be ok.Send him an email and in the subject line write that you love him.He might not get time to read his emails but he can see the subject.I know its hard..I was an ARMY wife for 9 years and was alone most of it.If you ever need to talk just email me.Take care.
thanks hun! i got another letter today and he says he finally got some of my letters with the pictures and i just knew how to cheer him up. he was ecstatic and can't wait to see me in just a few weeks. and that this experience has made his love for me grow more and tenfold! thanks for the support :) have a great weekend!
So glad to hear that.I am starting to get cards and letters ready now to send to my Husband as soon as he gets his address.Have a great night.
aww yea..... :) everyones told me it keeps them going and now i see it is so true!! have a great labor day!
I have not received anything from my son eather, he left 2 weeks ago and I am worry. I cry every single day and nothing fullfeels me at all. I guess we have to wait and pray, pray pray.
May God help us and bless our kids in b.c.
give it time. it was about 3.5 weeks before i heard from him. you will hear from him. it's hard on all sides all around. but from lots of support from your family and believe me this site does help you will get through it.... it goes fast and before you know it, you will be seeing him graduate!! they don't get to write right away. sundays is usually the writing day and then they may earn extra writing time as a division. my boyfriends did. he writes now it seems on tuesdays and thursdays as well. give it time. you have to have patience. ive read the saying alot on diff. sites " no news is good news" and it really is true... when you're dealing with the military it's very unpredictable. know he is safe and is in the best hands estela. if you ever need to talk message me or you can add me. i know it's hard but we are all here for each other. it does get easier :)
and when he called on monday he hadnt gotten one yet but it had been 6 days and he didnt get to talk to me since i missed it but his dad told me i had been sending letters but still. so hopefully between monday and now he has!! this letter is from sunday before he called on monday lol!
got a 3rd letter today and he's finally getting my letters and got my pics... it cheered him up and said the instructors are coming down hard on them now. but he said he can't wait to see me and is excited as october 1st fastly approaches :) gah i'm so happy!!
Sailorgirl10, just hang in there. When my daughter was in bc I sent a letter a day, some days two. She usually would get them about 8 days after I mailed them. And about the phone calls, she only got to call twice before battlestations. Even though her division did an excellent job, won the most flags, and only lost a couple of recruits throughout the 8 weeks, they were very strict on the phone calls. Each division is different. Just keep writing and encouraging him.

Best of luck,


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