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My son left...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kimberley Dec 9, 2011. 2 Replies

My son Kevin joined the Navy last spring and left for boot camp on Dec. 5. It has been very very hard for me as we are super close. Everyone keeps telling me things that I know and it doesn't help. I…Continue


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My son Kevin joined the Navy last spring and left for boot camp on Dec. 5. It has been very very hard for me as we are super close. Everyone keeps telling me things that I know and it doesn't help. I am feeling physical pain. Hearing things will get better or you will see him again soon, do not help. At this time nothing is helping.
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At 4:02am on December 30, 2011, Lesia Perkins said…

I don't know how I would feel... I imagine mixed feelings like you're having.  Thanks for sharing.

I've sent you 2 other replies but don't know if you received them...still learning how to navigate through all this.

I'm here for you if you want to write in the future.

At 10:38pm on December 14, 2011, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 


At 10:35pm on December 12, 2011, proudtobejarsmom said…

I'm happy you received the form letter and address to write to your son! I totally understand about the physical pain you feel. My son and I are very close, too. I tended to help him with things a lot and I felt helpless when he left and all of a sudden I wasn't there to help him or guide him anymore. He was now at the mercy of the Navy and I hoped that they would take care of him even though it's their job to push him. He called again on Sunday and I could hear the change in his voice. he sounded so confident and I know he was super proud of his many accomplishments. That's all that matters to me. My crying fits are less but I still have them and the silliest of things sets them off. Ooops, I didn't mean to ramble on. I hear mail is very importans to them so write him as much as you can. I know my son can't get enough of our letters and I send my son books of stamps and he says that is helpful.

Take care

At 9:44pm on December 10, 2011, proudtobejarsmom said…

Hi Kimberly,


My son left on Halloween. The first three weeks were very emotionally draining for me. I'm just starting to feel a little better. What has made it better is his letters and his phone call. I have only received one call and about 7 letters to date. The letters come on Wednesday, Thursday and I got one today. There's really no pattern. I'm making plans to attend his graduation this coming Jan 6. I am super proud of my son as I'm sure you are proud of yours. All I can say is the way you feel is super normal. I hope you start feeling better soon. I know writing him letters helps me when I'm down but I try to write positive things to my son so he has one less thing to worry about. It's nice to have you be a part of Navy for Moms! Welcome!


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