I left info for you on your My Page, which includes the groups you will want to join for the info you need.
The info above concerns those who have loved ones who are Enlisted and go to Boot Camp at the RTC. The info for those in OCS is different.
Ok thank you!
Congrats to you on your Future Naval Officer!!! That's fantastic. Even tho my process is different I'm sure the emotions you experience are the same. It's so hard to watch our babies leave, To watch them go for their dreams. The Great News is that Moms are always the North Stars to guide their children and no matter where in the world their 1,000 mile journey takes them "Mom's" are always in their children's hearts and heads. (seriously we are the voice of reason in the back of their minds) LOL :-) You will be fine and we are all here for you!
Bless your heart Laurie, I missed My son every day, I cried at every letter I wrote trying not to let him know I was absolutely miserable without him here (and I have more kids at home still). It's perfectly normal to feel so happy, proud, and sad at the same time. Not many people can understand that, the way I see it I had to learn to share "my Son" he had after all been 100% MINE for 19 plus years. As strange as it sounded I was almost angry at the Navy for thinking they could do my job for me. How dare you cut off communication with me and my son?! Then after I received his address (I mailed out 13 letters that day) and I received my first one from him I realized the Navy wasn't telling me they were taking my job away from me, but more or less making my son appreciate me and the "freedom" allowed to him before. He was definitely ready when he left, I thought I was but I so was not. I do appreciate him being in "A" school tho, I get to talk to him OFTEN! WOOOOHOOO Like I mean DAILY! So stay Strong Navy Mom, you raised a great kid and You've got this!!!!! Congrats on your SR!!!
Yes mam! ,You are welcome! We know the Roller Coaster Well! You have been and still are My rock, My heart, My friend, My sister! I Love you oodles!!! Navy Sister Mom's for life!
What a great story to share! My son leaves in 12 days and your story gives me great comfort and trying not to cry here at work, hold it together mom until later! I'm going to miss my baby in my daily life but proud beyond words to this choice he's made and life he's chosen for himself. Thank you for sharing your experience.
you are more than welcome Beachmom, It's ok to cry, it's ok to be proud, it's a roller coaster of emotions, I do promise you it does get better, Not easier just better. with each phone call, with each letter, with each passing day. Welcome Aboard Navy Mom, You did a great Job!