Our son left for bootcamp Wednesday. We got the call just after midnight. He has arrived, he is safe, I will get a box. Just like everyone said, it was an awful phone call. Very short, very scripted. Yet I also heard in his voice determination, let it go mom I really am okay, and then he hung up and their was silence. Of course I am proud, and I am only sad for me and how I will miss him. However, I am more excited for his journey, and all the stories from him to come.
I'm waiting for the box and the form letter. This has been the hardest part so far. Goodbye was hard, but not being able to write and communicate with him is much worse. Friends keep telling me its like he is going off to college. Okay, kinda..but you can call your kid or go visit any time. I have to wait until I get the green light. That does make a little difference, and I have done both. Hoping I find another mom who's child has gone off to boot camp recently. It'd be nice to hear from you.