So, this post might be a little boring...but I am posting so other newbies know what to expect.
We've been able to talk to our son several times...still has a cellphone. Last night "they" took the SR's at the hotel to dinner and then had a meeting at 10 pm to discuss what will happen today. 4:30 this morning they took him and the others back to MEPS. He said lots of sitting around and paper work occurred. He sworn in again as active duty. Around 12, the SR's were put on a…Continue
I took the day off...we went to IHOP for breakfast then ran some errands. He came home and rested, cleaned his room (YAY), and played video games for about an hour. The plan was for the recruiter to pick him up at 2 pm. So, I was doing whatever I could to keep my mind off of it. At 1:55, I told him to come say goodbye to his grandma and sister...and he informed me that the recruiter was coming at 2:45 now. Argh...all of that mental preparation was wasted. I wanted to hover over him for…Continue
My son was pursuing a career with the Coast Guard...but things were moving very slowly and one day last summer a Navy recruiter called him. My son told him he wasn't interested, but the recruiter asked to speak with a parent. (Smart guy, right?) After speaking with the recruiter...I suggested that we at least meet with him. I remember that night, him researching the Navy on our computer...and getting very excited about the prospect of Navy Seals. (He quickly got over the Coast Guard!)…Continue