My son survived his first blizzard at Great Lakes.
Added by Proud Mom on December 13, 2010 at 6:34am —
OMG! so much to tell everyone. First, if you are going to spend some time in Chicago, don't drive. Chicago has NO parking at all. If you do drive, make sure you set a side parking money. It is expensive and make sure you read the parking signs.
Graduation was awesome. All the sailors did a great job. We got to spend 21/2 days with my son. The weather got bad so we didn't go to far. Gurnee is a great city to find good eats. Lots of shopping and spending time together. My sailor, moved… Continue
Added by Proud Mom on December 6, 2010 at 11:13pm —
Happy Birthday to my son. He is 19 today. I love you.
Added by Proud Mom on November 27, 2010 at 11:51am —
I was looking at my facebook, checking out all the pictures from the recruits Thanksgiving. Finally, I found a picture of him and some friends. He looks hansome in his uniform and most of all HAPPY. Thank you to all volunteers that gave up their Thanksgiving to make sure that the recruits had a hot meal and a Happy Thanksgiving. Most of all Thanks for the Picture.
Added by Proud Mom on November 26, 2010 at 2:17pm —
I just got the phone call. He is now a sailor. I am so excited. Thank you to everyone that help me through these difficult times.
Added by Proud Mom on November 24, 2010 at 7:54pm —
I am assuming that he has passed his running. He has 10 days til he graduates. I mailed his last letter today. I hope he gets it. I think it will be okay. I can't believe that it is almost here. Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving. Keep your phones on in case you get that call. My phone will be on and volume turned up.
Added by Proud Mom on November 24, 2010 at 1:19pm —
After my son graduates, do I need to bring him some clothes or do they wear a uniform all the time? What else will I need to bring?
Added by Proud Mom on November 21, 2010 at 5:52pm —
Last I heard my son was worried about his running test. Is " No news good news?" or should I still worry. He should graduate in a week and a half. I don't know what to think.
Added by Proud Mom on November 21, 2010 at 11:38am —
My son is at bootcamp worried about his running test. He hasn't past it yet. He can't seem to run a mile and a half in 12 minutes. Any advice?
Added by Proud Mom on November 15, 2010 at 9:02pm —
So my son writes me and wants me to bring his game system, tv and all his video games to him after graduation. How much supervision is there going to be? I don't want to bring all this stuff because it will distract him fro his studying. All that game stuff was a huge problem durning high school. I don't want to encourage it at all. Any ideas of how life will be at bootcamp?
Added by Proud Mom on November 6, 2010 at 10:44pm —
Wow,how the tone has changed in his letters. He is sounding much better and looking forwarding to moving in his room. He has made friends and his didvision has earned a flag. He is so much more up beat. He even says that he is not missing us so much now.
Added by Proud Mom on November 5, 2010 at 5:32am —
What can I expect the week of graguation? Do know how far in advance I should get there.
Added by Proud Mom on November 1, 2010 at 5:00am —
I am so upset. He called and I missed it. He was crying saying that he just wants to talk to me. I am so mad at myself.
Added by Proud Mom on October 28, 2010 at 5:23am —
I was hoping to get a phone call last Sunday. I didn't. I am so looking forward to that first call. I am afraid it will be both of us crying though. I am hoping that it will be soon.
Added by Proud Mom on October 26, 2010 at 5:31am —
I received my first letter from my son today, and it wasn't a very good one. He is having a rough time. He can't believe that he is missing us so much. He says he thought he was ready to leave and that he would be okay. But he says he has had some breaking down moments. What is a mother to do? My heart is breaking and all I do is cry.
Added by Proud Mom on October 21, 2010 at 9:13pm —
Glad to have the group.
Added by Proud Mom on October 12, 2010 at 8:51pm —
I am so excited just to see his hand writing. I got two little lines, he wrote at the end of the letter. I was thrilled.
Added by Proud Mom on October 12, 2010 at 6:09pm —
When should I hear abour PIR? I haven't heard anything yet. I write lots and lots of letters that have nothing to say to him. Mainly because my life is boring. I have been trying to get other people to write him.
Added by Proud Mom on October 12, 2010 at 5:32am —
Well, my son and I have made it to week 2. I would love to hear from him, but then I know that won't happen for a while. I write him letters,and think about him everyday. I hope he gets to cal soon.
Added by Proud Mom on October 11, 2010 at 6:34am —
I got the Kid in the Box. I haven't opened it yet. I am a little nervous.
Added by Proud Mom on October 7, 2010 at 3:51pm —