Hello everyone my son will be leaving soon as well, this is all brand new to me I really appreciate this site and a wealth of information that everyone is sharing thank you’ll. I will miss my son a great deal I do not know what to expect and how I will be able to focus while he’s gone I look forward to reading more post and gaining strength from everyone here I hope to also be of advice to others one day
Welcome Vida!! Are you not sure what to expect from Boot Camp, or when he leaves? There are some posts on the Main Boot Camp Moms page and on several other pages as well. Have you watched the videos on the left side of this page? Focus on the positive, on each week not the days and on doing something new and challenging so that you have something to share with your son as well! Pick up a new hobby, learn a new skill, Learn a new language, do your own body bootcamp and lose weight or firm up, volunteer somewhere. Those are all great ways to focus and gain strength. We have never lost a mom to Boot Camp, we won't start with you! let us know if there is something we can answer or help you with.
Vida, a big congrats to you son. This site is wonderful.
Thank you for responding to my concerns I am not sure what to expect about the whole process it’s all new to me, I’m also wondering if I can go to the facility when he is leaving to see Him swore in ?
Vida—You should be able to. There is a TON of information on the Main page for new moms as well. If you go back a week or so and read the thread forward you may find some of the answers to your questions. When does your son ship?
Please read the files on the main Boot Camp Page.
Go read: Can recruits take anything to BC with them? Recruits should go with what they have on their backs, their cell phones, and not much else. (See Things to Do in the Last Month Before Your Future Sailor Leaves for....)
How long is the "I'm here!" call and when will s/he be able to call again? See Phone Cards and Phone Calls.
You may also want to watch the videos: Making a Sailor, Links on the Left side of the screen.
Welcome Vida Please come join Boot Camp Moms, come Introduce yourself to all the Fabulous Ladies/Moms. there is so much that you can learn. I am PhoenixMom been at this two years come July 5th, Son is going on his 2nd Deployment so I know a few things and I also help out on Boot camp Moms. Nice to have you along!