Spending our last night together watching the Cowboy game. Mary, my son has the same emotions, as do I. He's got his boxes packed for us to ship to him in Charleston in March. Doreen, that's our plan too. Can't wait. We drop him off at the recruiter's at 2:45 tomorrow, then will go see him sworn in on Tuesday (don't know the time yet).
here is a good group for info and support for you January DEPers http://www.navyformoms.com/group/leavinforbootcampinjanuary
This is our last day. My son wants to go to a movie, so we are going to do that today. We live in the Chicago area so we will be able to see him Tuesday night at the hotel after checking in. Then he spends the day at O'Hare airport on Wednesday while the other recruits arrive from around the country. We should get the phone call from Great Lakes early Thursday morning. I will have to remember to bring my cellphone to my bedroom. I am dreading tomorrow. How will I be able to handle this while trying to work?
Just keep breathing, it is the best you can do.
Mary - you are not alone, either. He has a friend coming over in an hour to say goodbye along with his mom. Not sure if I will get through this without crying. I am trying to save it for the morning while I drive to work.
I know I will be better on Friday. I just have to get through the next few days. The easier part for me is that he will only be an hour away. You have it harder with being in another state far away. Have a good night!
My son was sworn in this morning, we were there. Lots of tired looking kids. He said he would call (he has his phone) to let me know what time he takes off.