Yay!! I received the "box" yesterday and I was sooooo excited. Everything was in there except my Sonshine. :( I was so happy to finally get something and I opened it immediately. I can't believe how much he fit into that little box. One thing he didn't send back was his Bible, what an awesome blessing! I wasn't sure if I would get it back or not (I prayed that he would keep it) and sure enough, it is still with him. Now I am going to call his recruiter and get his address for letters. :) Today is a much better day now that I know there will be actual contact soon. WooHoo!! :)
My Prayers are with you all
YAY Mindy....glad you are doing better... I got "the box" last friday... my son opened the door and got it... he said "whats this?" i burst into tears... my hubby said.." whats wrong ... who's it from?" i said " duh ...its THE BOX..: he said... How do you know? I said... I just know... i was right.(ha ha on him)... i opened it right away too.... everything was neatly folded.. i said... wth... thats not my kid...hahah He's already changed... i too felt better when i got it .. knowing he's progressing is awesome...
Hang in there girl....this is gonna be a fun ride.
aww! I call my son "Sonshine" too! too cute :) You sound in good spirits, good for you
Have a wonderful day :)
We have alot of sonshines missing here. I call my son that as well. He is truly my sunshine.
I call Sean my sunshine too lol. Glad you got the box. There was no form letter in it right? Mine didnt have that either. I couldnt get a hold of the recruiter yesterday until he was about out the door so I am calling back today. Let me know what ship and division your son is in. that is so awesome that they let him keep his bible. I didnt think they could have anything! Was it a pocket sized one? I wonder if I can send one to Sean when I get his address. God Bless Ya!
Yea!! Nicksmom!!! I knew you'd see it soon. :)
Pancakehollow (love the name!) - The form letter doesn't come with the box - it's sent about a week or two after - once the divisions are all formed up and they know their address and PIR date. And I think they get a bible there - I could be wrong. I never asked my son but I've heard other moms on here say that their kids did pick up bibles at boot camp. Not sure - if you do send one be sure it is small - pocket sized - they just don't have a lot of room to store stuff. I've also heard some moms found a "sailor bible" - not idea what that is but you could always look into it.
I picked up a "Sailor's Bible" for my son online and had his name embossed into the cover. It has a bunch of Navy stuff, some Presidential prayers and a neat index in the back. (if you're feeling sad... anxious... etc then lists the verse to turn to).
It's definitely not pocket sized but I saw that he could have one, so I tried. Mine just left yesterday so I won't have the box back for a week, but I'll let you know if the Bible is in there. I sure hope he keeps it. There are notes hidden in the Book of Samuel. I guess I'll know if he reads it if he finds the notes.
Hello and thank you for all of the responses. :) I think it is so funny that we all call our boys "Sonshine" that just proves that great minds think alike.
@Barb- I agree, this will be a fun ride for sure.
@Beth- I did talk to his recruiter today and got his ship and DIV #'s, he is on ship 11 and DIV 039... Anyone else have kids in his group??
I sent him a letter today so that hopefully it gets there in time for Sunday delivery. Then I hope to get one back so I can get all of the info. :) I am so excited to know that at least some communication is in the future, even if it is through "snail mail"
As for the Bible, yes it was a "pocket" size. I read somewhere that they could keep one so I sent one just in case. I am glad he kept it, I know it brings me strength so I hope it will for him too.
Well, heres to more letters :)
God Bless us all
Hi KIM756... Sorry it took me so long to reply, trying to keep busy. :) But yes, Nick is in ship 11 div 039 how exciting that our boys are together. I havent heard anything since the infamous box but I have sent him letters that I hope he will receive tomorrow. Then I am hoping and praying that I get one back on Wednesday, I cant wait to talk to him. :) I am glad to find another Mom with boys in his group.
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