My one and only son left this morning for Boot camp for 20 weeks HELP!!!!!

Peggy - posted on 09/21/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hello everyone its been some time since i've been on board.. Today my 18 yr old son(only son) left for Boot camp in the National Guards for 20 weeks.. I am an emotional wreck.. My children ( i have three) never leave me for more than a weekend at a friends or a week for my girls.. Any suggestions or any other moms going through or been through this as well?

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Kimberly - posted on 12/20/2012

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He never requires a donation either. If you can swing it, great... if not.. fine too.

Kimberly - posted on 12/20/2012

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How much longer is he in? I know 8 weeks (two times) was so hard.... I can't imagine 20.

Peggy - posted on 12/20/2012

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Awesome.. Thank you so very much.. Its really hard trying to manage money right now.

I really do appreciate this!

Kimberly - posted on 12/20/2012

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www.callsforrecruits.org There's a paypal button for a donation (honestly even a dollar or two helps as he sends out thousands of cards a week and relies solely on donations).... then send him an email (callsforrecruits@gmail.com I believe) and let him know that you heard about his program through me. He'll email you some cards which you can either mail to your son or you can read the pin numbers to him next time he calls you.

Kimberly - posted on 12/20/2012

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Hi Peggy! As a mom of two Sailors, I understand what you're going through (although Navy boot camp is only 8 weeks compared to 20).

How are you doing? Is he able to call home? When does he graduated? I know where you can get him some deeply discounted calling cards for while he's in boot camp if that would help. It's normally 8 calling cards (240 total minutes) that go to a Recruit with a monetary donation of your choosing.

If you're interested, let me know.

Ariana - posted on 09/21/2012

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Is this a bootcamp program you put him into because of behavior issues? If that is the case you may want to have a family councellor for you and your other two children.

1. to deal with the greif you must be feeling from why he left and

2. because you may want to know how you should act once he comes back.



This is a hard time for you I'm sure. Try to put your attention onto your other children while preparing for your oldest childs return. Write him letters if that's allowed. Just know that he's in good hands and you're doing the best you can.



Good luck!

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