Mom wondering about the young men & woman who are in boot camp

Jackie - posted on 04/04/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hey everyone just wondering how the other moms are feelling about not hearing from the kids for a couple weeks at a time. I amvery close my son.. I guess I am just missing him & just want to get a hello & hug. He has been gone since 2/11/09. I know that is not long but when you are all alone it seems like forever. I LIVE 2 hours - 3 hours from my family & have been trying to worktwo jobs to keep busy. I guess I just have to get on with my life & relaizethat My son is now a grown man & is living his own. I guess I amafraid he will just forget about me. Thanks for listen & hope to read how other mothers feel.



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Gloria - posted on 11/19/2013

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I'm right where you once were my son got sworn in today leaves in morning,the tear won't stop a part of me feels as thou I should have asked him to stay and not go that would have been selfish I know this,the tears won't stop he's just 20 and his wife and our 1 year old grandson will stay with us , I need to find a way to be stronger, I hope by now you are feeling a fad bit less emotional :)

Cari - posted on 04/24/2012

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I know this is a few years late, I jsut became a mom of an Army boy yesterday, he went to Ft Benning. Boot camp now... I am so emotional now, I have been a true basketcase. I know this is amazing, I know this is an honor, I know my son is a hero... but hes my son, he will always be the 10 ponder creature that had me in labor for two days. I am trying to get though this, but wow! Any tips? anything you can recommend to me? I can find all kinds of support online for spouses, but nothing for us moms....



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Sheila - posted on 05/02/2009

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Hi Jackie,



I know how you feel about not hearing from your son as much as you would like. My son has been in Afghanistan since January and I get to talk to him on the computer 2-3 times a week when we can catch each other. Yes, we do have remember that our sons are grown men now, but that will never take away from us being "mom". My son came home from Fort Bragg, NC last July to get married. I thank God that he married a wonderful girl that I can talk to and cry with and share alot of things with. It was hard for me at first realizing that I had to step to the side now because he has a wife, but, I will always be "mom", and when my son needs me he gets in touch with me. I know what you are going through, I've been there and continue to be there. The best advice I can give you is to continue to show your son the love and support he deserves for doing what he is doing. I thought boot camp and AIT was long, until my son got deployed. Luckily, my son will be home in July for a 2 week furlow, but he will be pulled in every direction for those 2 weeks because all the family and friends want a piece of him while he is home. My son knows that after he sees his wife, he will then come and see me and then he has to reserve just one day while he is home for he and I to do some catching up and to have some alone time. He will then go back to Afghanistan until January and then he will be back on his home base which is in North Carolina, and we live in Florida, so I still won't get to see too much of him. Just keep yourself busy during this time that you have no contact with your son and before you know it, he will be done with boot camp and his AIT training. I hope this helps and remember, I am here if you ever have any questions about what lies ahead for him and you and I am always here if you ever need to just talk. Us Military Moms need to stick together!

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