I was so excited when I saw my 11 year old son opening a box and I realized it was THE BOX! Everything is going just like this site says it will...we got the I am here call the other night then a few days later we got the box so now I look forward to the Form letter and I will then have his address to write to him and his PIR date for his graduation date. I put my son in God's hands and I know that God will take good care of him, better than I could( and I took very good care of him,) and its working for me. I feel at peace. This is a great site. I feel like I am part of a family and we are all here for eachother. I look forward to the next step, writing letters. I am taking the advice given here and I will use white envelopes send pictures and keep it positive. I think of him all the time, and each time I just say another prayer for him to love what he is doing. He wanted this, his independence, to see the world, to have opportunities, and I am so proud of him to make such a great choice.
I got my boyfriends address yesterday and his form letter!!! So happy :) sent him his 14 letters (1 for each day) today! hoping your sons are all doing well. Praying for all of them!!
Love the lonely girlfriend
I am waiting patiently for the form letter. I haven't started writing him a letter yet but, I have thought of a few things I want to say so before I forget them i will start writing and number them if it starts to flow.
Thank you for all the advice and for listening I really feel like i am connected here. I am loving this site
When you get your form letter, keep it in a safe place and make copies. It will contain a great deal of information you'll need besides the address. For example, the PIR date, the password to print the parking pass, the 4 guests he/she has listed for PIR and perhaps a note at the end from your recruit. Only your recruit can give you the password to print the pass. You would not want to hassle your recruit about getting the password towards the end of boot camp.
Click on this link, scroll down, you'll see a diagram with with all the "ships" (barracks that is). In the guide there is also a link to the PIR Information Reference Group which you should join.
Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbies
Click on this link, find you PIR group.
List of Navy For Moms PIR groups
Thank you for that advice...I would be the one to lose that letter...I carry it around in my pocketbook...I will make copies asap thank you!! And I will go to the links now!