2 days after I dropped him off at the recruiters office/to go to hotel;Received a call from Chicago airport he made it there safe
Week 1; at the end of the week; received a box; addressed to me; MOM in the box is all his clothes he wore going there down to his underwear and a copy of his enlistment papers at the bottom of the box
Week 2; End of week 2; Received 1st of three phone calls to receive;
He said " Mom I want you to know I am ok, you will be receiving something in the mail from me and I love you"I asked a question, How are you doing really and he repeated the same statement; I then gathered he could say nothing more. The phone call lasted all of 15-20 seconds..and we hung up on I love you too. Hearing his voice was wonderful but he sounded quote Robotic.
2 Days Later; I received a letter from him with his handwriting addressed to me; I thought this is great I was so excited...a letter from my son. After I opened it I found it was a form letter from the Navy with him addressing it to : Mom: and then it was all typed ....a standard form letter giving you instructions, his address to write to him and about graduations. But, it does give you his address and you can start sending letters to him. Address it exactly how it tell you to do. Send him many..they say it can take up to 10 days to reach him and he may get all letters at one time. So date your letters so he knows which ones you wrote first.
Well this is how far I have gotton so far. Although I have booked my plane, car and hotel for his graduation!
You will get two more phone calls. Another in the middle of boot camp. You do not know when so keep that cell phone close and on high ring. The last phone call will be when he is officially a SAILOR.
They say if you receive any more calls then these it is NOT GOOD. It can only mean something happened, he/she failed a test or hurt themselves etal and they are not graduating on the date that was given to you.
SO NO CALLS IN BETWEEN THE THREE CALLS TOTAL IS GOOD NEWS...
I hope this helps many of you understand the procedure of what to expect. I am glad I could do this because I was confused myself until it all happened and I was educated. HONOR OUR SAILORS THEY DESERVE IT!