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Got our first letters and now waiting for that first phone call.  Has anyone else gotten letters or calls yet?

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Yes, I think he does...talked to her last nite...nothing I can do about it though. Thank you. :0)  I would love to hear his voice!!

Thats great to hear. My daughter is ship 03 div 035 and has a PIR date of 12-21. Hopefully she will be able to call.

Have your phone ready.  Mine just called and she knows your daughter.  So good to hear from her, but it made me cry.  I miss her so much.

My SR is in Ship 11 Div 037 and I have yet to receive a call or letter. This sucks, but I no it will come right when I need it the most. Hang in there ladies.

Got 2 letters and a phone call today!  He sounds great, has a sore throat.  He said that there is a lot of yelling, and that it's mostly boring.  He did say that they have been sick, but that everyone is doing ok.  

Lise what ship/div is your SR....we're waiting in the 037.....

Ship 11 Div 32

It was really great to hear from him.  He said that he is counting the days until graduation!


I got a letter today! Short, but very sweet. He says he's in the "what did I get myself into phase" but is hopeful it will pass soon.

My son  is on ship 11 div 38. His dad and I received a letter on Thursday. Was so good to hear from him. Short but sweet. No phone call yet.

Hi TaylorsMom- I am also Taylors Mom!!!  HA!!!  Funny.  And our boys look like they are together....  My "T"  mentioned calling in the 3rd week in his letter last week - but.. nothing yet.....   :-(

My son is 11/038.  Got a letter last week - but no phone call.  In his letter he said they would probably be able to call in the 3rd week - which passed. hmmmmmmmm  

I heard the same thing, but no call either....11/037 ....I'm afraid to use my phone at nite just in case he SR did think he would be home for Xmas though....yippeee!!!


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