My son leaves today Sunday, April 3 at 2 PM. I'm so upset and can't stop crying. I don't want him to go and I wish I could stop him. He is only 18 and still so very young in many ways. I want to know how did you all deal with this because I feel so alone and sad. I look forward to the support I can get here and I hope to become an active member in this site. Thank you and God Bless you all especially our loved one's serving.
Gosh--I am looking for the box every day but I guess it is too soon-he only left on April 6 I have letters to mail him and just hate not knowing how he is
You should be getting your box next week. What I can't wait for is to hear how my son is doing. I find myself wondering all the time what he is doing and how does he feel. Soon we will find out. Hang in their.
Dear Patty I so know what you mean.
One thing that always gives me comfort is that bad news travels fast, and no news is usually good news. Our sons are all right and right now they are busy growing in positive strong ways. That letter will be there any day now hopefully today. I know it's hard but are boys are smart and they are looking out for their future and this gives me comfort because I'm not always going to be there for him. Be strong Patty and do the countdown because soon we are going to be attending that wonderful graduatiion. Let me know as soon as you can when you get the letter. Share all your feelings we are in the same boat and we can learn from each other and give one another comfort. Take care,
The words you wrote are so encouraging and it actually made me feel a little better. I appreciate your kindness and understanding of how I am feeling. I will let you know as soon as the letter arrives-I am so anxious for it. Our sons are making the best decision of thier lives and I am so proud of both of them.
I will keep these words in my heart and thank you Lisa
you t ake care too ! Patty
Yes it is strange getting their belongs. I wonder how they came up with the name kid in a box, thats so emotional. I hope your letter comes soon it feels good to know that you can keep in touch by letters for this very difficult seperation. Let us know when you get the letter. We all celebrate in reunions because we know how special that is.
Thanks for your response and I have been writing everyday since last Monday. I'm just waiting for the address to send all my mail. I know he is going to tell me mom give me a break with all the letters. I can just hear him saying that.
My son is going to Yokosuka Japan for 3 years and he is being deployed on the USS George Washington. Tomorrow will be his last day in the states for a while. I am saddened by this but I am happy for him because he was lucky enough to choose his orders and go where he wanted to. I am here for you ladies for any questions that you may have. Please do not hesitate to message me.
Your son is very brave to want to go to Japan with all the horrible catastrophes they are having. Thanks for the information it really helps us so much to get used to the idea of loved ones leaving us.
Hi Lisa, my name is also Lisa and my son is leaving for boot camp tomorrow. (4-10-11) I can expect the same emotions and fears...but my sense of pride in what he has chosen to do is what helps me. He is the one who made this decision...even though it's not necessarily what I would have decided if I had the opportunity to choose for him...
But, think about the world today. It helps me to understand his reasoning and as a result I would probably have done the same if I were 18 or 19 again. We have sons and daughters to be proud of...and I am very proud of them all!
mnsailormom so glad that you have joined here....go to the group http://www.navyformoms.com/group/leavinforbootcampinapril to connect with April DEPers and to get more info.
Does he have an acitvated calling card? Does he know he can take his cell phone and charger to use along the way?