My son left for basic training in San Diego on 6/23/11
Posted By: Christine Jones 06-28-11
I dropped my son off at the hotel on Sunday night, 6/23/11 for Basic Training. It was the hardest thing to do because i saw the fear of the unknown in his eyes. Even though he tried not to show it, I knew it was there. I cried all the way home. I managed to get myself under control before entering the house and when my daughter asked me if I cried, I started bawling all over again!
I have been trying to patiently wait for that 1st call to let me know he arrived in California safe. It is now Tuesday and I am still waiting. Is there anyone else with a son that left for San Diego still waiting? I am so afraid that I will miss that call. Also, I know when my other son went through Basic training for the army recently, there was a facebook page that gave updates as to what they were doing. Do the Marines have that or something similar? My son was told by his recruiter there is a website that pictures will be shown. They never gave him the site address though. I would love to communicate with other parents that have a child in basic training to make this period easier if anyone is interested.
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