My son, Dalton, left for basic training in Great Lakes, Illinois on Wednesday, Oct 5. I walk by his bedroom and all I do is cry. I miss him terribly. As a mom, we raise our children, protect them, be there for them, and right now I feel pretty useless. I received the five second phone call, "mom, it's me, I am here, I am safe, I love you, I have to go" and then nothing. I realize after basic this will be better, but right now this is really hard. I can only imagine the things he is going through right now and I worry about him every minute of the day.