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My son called yesterday morning and I missed the call. He said he was ok and his letters sound like he is getting along fine but he sounded sad and a little like he was trying not to he emotional. My heart is shattered does anyone know if there is some kind of call schedule?

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This is my ultimate fear. I haven’t put my cell phone down since Chloe shipped out to boot. But, I will tell you this...when I was in boot camp, I called home and no one answered. Of course this was waaay before cell phones. Anyway, it bothered me a little but I promise you I was over it in a few minutes, and I promise your son was less bothered by it than you were. The reason I know this is because my mother told me how upset she was when she missed my call...it bothered her for days. My point is, and I hope this helps a little, you are taking it harder than he is. Try and shake it off, go buy him a funny sarcastic card that makes you laugh and send it to him. The one good thing about boot is that they keep you too busy to worry about things like this. Chin up and smile knowing your boy is kicking ass in the worlds greatest Navy!!!

Thanks for the words of encouragement!

While it is disappointing to miss your son’s call...there are some great cards out there (especially since it is close to Veterans Day) that will make him smile - there are some great meme’s on the internet too. In the long term, there will be times when they are out with their fleet and not able to contact family for a while, so this something as moms we have to get used too.  In a few more weeks and you’ll see him at PIR and seeing them in person - as a Sailor - it will be worth it!!! 

i sent out some letters and will be able to see him for Thanksgiving. Thank you for the information!

It’s a bummer to miss their call :(. Typically they are allowed to call when they get to boot camp (“I’m here and I’m fine”), one in the middle of their time there and the last one (I’m a sailor!). If you hear from them any other time, it’s not a good thing and means that something has gone wrong. So if you DON’T hear from your sailor, it’s a good thing. Write lots and lots of encouraging letters - that means a lot to them. 

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