You have placed him in the best hands of all--those of God and the US Navy. You will both be OK.
I know your right. This is something that he has prayed about every step of the way. we have been praying for him also. Thanks for the reminder. :)
I got the call Monday night. Like you I was doing o.k., then after the phone call I was upset. I knew exactly what he would say when he called, but it was still hard. I know he will be o.k., but it's gonna be hard not hearing from him for a while. He was very excited too. I wonder if they will be in the same division, even though my son arrived Monday night?
Kristie, I'm not sure if they will be or not. I can't wait to get that information! :)
I am so excited for him. All the things he will get to do and the places he will go. I will start today writing letters. I can't wait to have an address. :)
Hi Gina - I understand every word you wrote. Our daughter Regina left for BC last year in August and it is a very emotional time. My advice is take it day by day and when you get his address write him as often as you can, every day if possible. Now our daughter is about to deploy and is enjoying the Navy. That is ahead for you, too, and the pride you are already feeling and will continue to feel is sustaining when you can't talk with them and let worries invade your mind. Congratulations on your son's choice!
He and you will get thru it just fine. The 8 weeks will go by and before you know it, hopefully, you will be attending his PIR graduation. The first 2 weeks are the hardest. I am sure after a couple of weeks, he will get the opportunity to call, unless he has a girl friend you will have to share the calls with. ;<} Those letters that you write to him each day will get him thru all the uncertainties and home sickness. They will mean so very much to him, even if it is just a Thinking of You card. Our boys and girls are taking the first steps of the rest of their lives, and we have to learn to let them take those steps. My grandson, who I am very close to, just graduated on 6-20-14 and I thought those days would never pass, but they did. Now, he has his cell phone and we talk often - face chat, etc.
I just got my call. I'm with you it hit me like a ton of bricks too. We got to spend almost all day with him today. Watched him swear in at the MEPS. Got gate passes at the airport and got to say goodbye right before he boarded. He txt me when he landed in Chicago. I've teared up all day. But now it seems so final.