At the end
Posted By: VICKIE DISON 10-22-11
My son, whom I am very proud of will be graduating Oct 28th from PI. Just want to mention that my son told me they only get so much writing paper and envelopes, so you may want to send a care package with stamps, paper, envelopes and pens . This helped him to write more and I'm sure he shared with others.
Good luck to all the parents because I know your pain of missing you son, daughter. It helped me to write encouraging letters to my son everyday but not without crying my eyes out. I would even put encourging quotes in his letter. For those who are waiting on a phone call, don't because its not going to happen. You will get the one phone from the recruit station and then you can't talk to them, because the drill instructor is standing right behind them to ensure they tell you they have arrived safely and that's it. After about 2 to 3 weeks I started receiving letters. My son was sick probably about 7 weeks of the 12. The care package I sent him was cough drops, vitamin c pills and protein bars. Of course the DI took them and would share with all the recruits. That was fine with me. I just wanted all to be well for the cruicable. To anyone who reads this it has helped me to take one day at a time and to look on the website to see what the recruits were doing each day. So, good luck to all the parents who are missing their kids. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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