My son goes to boot camp 5/8. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way but how do I get over the feeling like my heart is going to be ripped out of my chest??
Thank you so much! I'm sure I will feel better. I am so incredibly proud of him. I know he will do great things.
Can you friend me as well?
It's tough! Take heart in the knowledge that your son has made the right decision for HIM. I'm sure he did not go into this lightly. Mine didn't. He went in with eyes wide open (and mouth shut), and will be graduating in 2 weeks. The time, although heart pulling, does fly by. You'll get an initial "I'm here" phone call, then his box, then his form letter, then hopefully a phone call around week 3. Write him everyday! We are lucky, our SR has the opportunity to email on Sundays (they are testing the waters with this), and through those email, I can "hear" how much he has grown, and really likes it. Before you know it, your heart will not be ripping out -- it will be bursting with pride! Take care and God Bless.
My son just left on Thursday. I look as though I have pink eye!!! My eyes are so puffy from crying so much. I have read that the time goes by quickly. For everyone's sake, I hope this is true. I was looking forward to hearing from my son when he reached GL, unfortunately we never received a call. I did receive a text from him stating he landed in Chicago, but that's it. I am hoping that by sharing my feelings here with others, who are experiencing the same situation, it will help me get through the next two months. I will keep you updated and let you know how things are going. I can say since your son is leaving in a couple weeks, spend as much time with him as possible. Take lots of pictures too before he heads off to GL. Also, get as much information about Bootcamp before he leaves as you can. This sight has a lot of insightful information. I wish I had found this prior to my son's departure. Good luck to your son as he ventures into the next stage of his life. I know exactly how you are feeling. Best Wishes!!!