My daughter went into Navy boot camp last week and I am a proud mother..and excited and nervous for her all in the same ball of wax. I wasn't expecting to get her box of civilian clothes back after only a few days but it was good, a very good feeling. For a moment, I wanted to cry, because there were my daughter's things all together in a box: cell phone, shoes, clothes...but a very happy moment, indeed.
Being a mother of a daughter in boot camp in NOT an easy thing. I am anxiously awaiting the next step in her journey, which is a form letter that will tell me when she is going to graduate boot camp and her official address to write her at. For now, I have no communication and it's a very difficult time for me. Oh, I am sure that she is doing fine, but for me, I really miss being able to see her beautiful face every day or talk to her throughout the day. On the other side, I don't have to worry about what time she's going to come in at night or what she's planning on doing for the next several days. She is safe and sound. How can any mother be any prouder?