"A Moms Letter to help her recruit, realizing it is about them not us! "
I want to thank all of you who appreciated that POST of the letter I wrote to my son. It did come from my heart and from all the knowledge and words that have been shared on NAVYFORMOMS.COM. So I Salute all you mom and dads who have added to the wonderful words of wisdom that I wrote to my son...it was greatly appreciated.
Some of you said you are copying it and sending it to your recruits and by all means do it..It will mean alot to them as it did my son
NOW I HAVE A CHALLENGE TO ALL OF YOU!
I hear that many recruits do NOT receive mail, letters, cards or any correspondence at all from anyone they know, family or friends...and that is quite depressing in itself...to think of what our sons and daugther's are going through and yet they have us to cheer them on...Well, when I wrote my son I wrote four letters; one to my son and three to others who are not receiving mail and I told my son to get up right then and there and walk to those who are not receiving letters and drop one on their chest, bed, or put it in their hands...I told my son to "tell them their mail got mixed up in yours......and walk away....
they will open it and read it and believe me they will be happy.... I wrote three letters all different so each gets a unique letter..along with my address if they would like to write back...I asked my son to tell me how many more are not receiving mail and I will have my neighbors, family, friends all write to them.....you know it will bring a smile to their face...
In my letters I just spoke of how proud I am of them. and what it takes to do what the are doing, and that I know it gets hard but did deep get your strength and do your best...how they must have wanted it bad to join so don't let them get you down..I talk to them about how they yell at you because that is what they are paid to do...just like you are training for a job....so do it and get to that "A" school...I basically gave them a Pep talk..and how Proud I am of them for doing what they are doing to protect me and my family and friends.....and then.I also gave my address if they would like to write back...I hope they do, because it will allow them to vent and put their feelings on paper ....and basically have a connection of someone who does care about what they are doing!...I sent three letters and plan on sending more...so if you do the same imagine how many hearts you will feel with great joy and more confidence to move forward and achieve their goals and dreams of becoming a US NAVY SAILOR..!!!