I have not heard from my son. I am having a difficult time, emotionally, with him gone. I just want to hear his voice. I want to tell him, again, how very proud I am o him. I miss him terribly. I am anxious for 10/21/2011.
Schachrmic, have you received a letter yet? I received my first today, and I am feeling so much better. I completely understand how you feel. Until today, it was as if he just dropped off the face of the earth. I'm sure our kids will disagree, but in many ways I think this is much harder on the parents. When I woke up this morning, I didn't know how I could possibly make it another day without hearing from him.
Wendi9, I thought about your son having night watch last night. Do they really miss an entire night of sleep when they have night watch? I just hope your son gets well soon, which can't be easy without sleep.
My son said there are about 70 in the division. He said the oldest SR in their division is 39 years old. He said they're usually getting around seven hours of sleep a night. He thought PT wasn't bad, but said that IT "sucks". He said he's eating a ton. He passed the PFA the day the letter was written, which, oddly, was dated last Friday. I'm not sure if he misstated the date or if he was actually able to write on a Friday. And, he said they were pulling out his wisdom teeth two days ago. I was very worried that would happen, as his recruiter warned me, two days before he left, that it was a possiblity. It was SO good to hear from him, and I can't wait to hear what news your sons have to share.
I was so excited when I received two letters from my son yesterday. He can't wait for it to end. Foods ok...not as good as mine. "I miss home/you so much". IT(intensive training) sounds grueling. I laughed out loud when he wrote that he was ironing his clothes. He wrote that he will be calling me soon...excited. I hope I am at home and not work.