My son left for boot camp 11/15/2010 and I already miss him dreadfully. I kept my cell phone with me every moment and finally got "the call" from him on 11/15 @ 10:37 p.m. CST. It lasted all of 12 seconds and I couldn't get a word in edge wise. But I was so happy just to hear his voice. He is in San Diego and they are 2 hours behind us. I watch the clock - always wondering what he's doing. I can't wait for that first letter / postcard from him and, of course, February 2011 can't get here soon enough! I appreciate all of the other stories / posts; they are / will be very helpful to me in getting through this time of very mixed emotions, sadness, happiness, etc. I know it is the best decision he made for his life and I could never be more proud of him.