"My son swears in at MEPS tomorrow morning and will then be on his way to BMT. I'm already missing him horribly and he hasn't even left yet. I don't know how I'll feel when he is deployed, especially if it is to the Middle East.…"
"I am new to this site, so I am jumping into the middle of this dialogue. My son has been in the Air Force for 8 years. He was stationed in So. Carolina for 5 years. Even though that is on the other side of the continent, I was able to…"
"WOW Debra! What a whirlwind! I think I lost my breath reading your post. I can only imagine the wave of emotion you are experiencing.
The days will get easier and the phone calls he can make will be precious! We are all…"
"I cry alot. My son is in the Air Force and has been for 2 years. He is facing his first deployment soon. He is a very strong young man and I know that he is in God's hands, but that doesn't mean that I don't miss him on a daily basis.…"
" Good Morning WingSisters! Richie will be heading to surgery today for 3 hernias. I know it is a simple and routine operation but it is still so hard to be an ocean away from my boy as he goes through this. I can't wait to…"
"Kathy, we definitely understand. I still have not clean my sons room since he left. He told me he left it a mess for me to do but everytime I go in there intent on cleaning it up I just cry and walk out. His room stays closed up. I'm not ready…"
"Hi WingSisters...Prayers are welcome here. My son has not 1, not 2, byt 3 herneas and will be having surgery on June 28. I can't stand the thought of him going through this on the other side of the world. He even made a…"
"Lots of Prayers Marti. I need prayers for my son too. he has an appt with a surgeon to see if he needs surgery on a hernia. I hate that he is so far away going through this alone. I am just grateful that he is in good hands."
"Good morning ladies...so one of my biggest fears when my son joined the Air Force was that he was doing it to get away from me. He didnt need me or love me and he just wanted to get away from me. It's all about me you know. LOL. Well when he…"
Slob doesn't even begin to describe my son. I had to laugh when he talked about the inspections before he left. All I could think of was, how the heck is this kid going to pass them? For me, if there is one thing I'd really like to see, is the transformation from slob to Mr. Clean.
The day after we left him at MEPS, I sanitized that room. The dust balls were so thick in some places they looked like a rug. I found so many clothes items under the bed, under the bed sheets, behind his desk, you name it.... socks, underwear, shirts! And never mind his drawers or bureau top! So, I washed all the clothes, organized his drawers, cleaned off everything, and now I sit at his desk doing my homework (I am taking some college classes) and I talk to his pictures. His room is on the basement level of our home, and it's on the way to the laundry room, so I have to go by it all the time. We used to call it his "man cave"! LOL But I'm ok with being down there. It's kind of like, when I want to feel close to him, I go there.
Hi Shannon. You are so right. It is very quiet. I go down to his room and talk to his clothes. I have also made his desk area my little work station. I have put some photos of him on the desk and it kind of makes me feel connected to him just sitting there in his chair looking at the pictures. What I didn't realize until now is that this is just the beginning, and clearly he will be gone for so much longer than the 8 plus weeks of basic. But, like you, and all of us moms, we are so proud of them and want them to do well. It makes the separation meaningful, more so than any other separation would be. Try not to worry about the S. Korea placement. I know that is easier said than done, but I have also heard that the stay when oversees is short, just 4 - 6 months if it is a hot spot. So take it one day at a time. And we are all here for you.