Sunday, September 25, 2011

My Daughter's In Boot Camp For The Navy

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?

4 comments:

GLADYS said...

hi Debbie hope when u read my comments it will cheer you up. I am a mother too going thru the same experience only that my son went in a little early. I have gotten his address and i sent a post card every week. I did received that first phone call only that I missed it, came home from work late. I have save the message left and over and over I play it just to hear his voice. BUT ONE THING I CCAN SAY I LIFT MY HAT TO ALL TROOPS. ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS KEEP THEM ALL IN OUR PRAYERS EVERY HOUR ,MINUTE AND SECOND. BE STRONG.

Debbie said...

Thank you soooo much Gladys...I appreciate your comments and thoughts. I hear that with time, it gets better, but 8 weeks is a long time not to be able to pick up the phone and just call her...she is doing something that she wants to do and I salute her for it...she's a strong young lady and I am a proud mother, for sure. Thank you, once again.

white azalea said...

Like your post, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

My daughter left 2 weeks ago, she called crying today and it made me sad... She is use to being yelled at for every little thing. I tried to prepare her as much as I could, but nothing can touch hands on experience... I know this is a heart breaking thing for her, but she will be ok.....