My son also left on may 12. I got the box last Friday and the form letter Thursday. I quickly sent a card.
I have a question, graduation is set for july 10th. Will there be any events like a family day before or after graduation? I have a friend that her son joined the Army and they had a family day the day prior to graduation.
No family day in the Navy. There are unofficial meet-and-greets for parents the night before graduation, the most popular hosted by Old Sarge.
Hi... my son left May 12th also, he is my only son I have a daughter, but miss him terribly.
I contacted my recruiter although they say wait for the Form Letter to come in the mail to write them. They say only letters and as many as we can to keep their spirit up.
My son left may 12th as well. I feel your pain. worst mothers day ever having him leave for the hotel...Did you get your first letter from him yet? Graduation is July 2nd.. We just booked our flight and hotel. Hope theres no hang ups:)
yes it came in our first letter.. all the info we needed more or less..
The Form Letter arrives an average of 10 days after arrival.
My son left the 13th I asked the recruiter yesterday he said when he looks it up it says July 10 but to wait until I get the form letter. I got "the box" yesterday. I cried like a baby LOL.
My son will turn 19 on June 9th. I may not be so sad if he was older too ahahah. I just feel he is so young but he must spread his wings I suppose.
cristinab, I completely agree with Navymom9828. My son is 20 and moved out not too long after High School. We didn't see him much in those days. He came to his senses and decided we weren't so bad after all and we're all very close now. But it does make a difference when they're older and haven't been living at home. And now, our boys are in the same division! :)