My 19 year old son is in Basic - and I feel like it's me!!
Hi - how do you Moms cope with your soldiers being gone - this is a first for me, as my son is currently in his first week of Basic Training. I feel excited for him and quite proud, and at the same time, I feel a tremendous sense of sadness. I think a lot of this stems from the fact that I can't talk to him, and have no idea what is going on. Sure, I have some idea, but the unknown factor, has never been kind to me! I am a worrier by nature. I worry if he is hanging tough, is he doing allright - so many questions.
I would appreciate hearing from other Moms who can relate. I have friends and family who all wish my son well, but it's not the same sort of support that I feel I can hopefully receive here on this site. Thanks!