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Posted By: lisa minor 12-15-11

 
My son left for Parris Island on 12/5/11. He is my oldest of 2 boys, I can not stop thinking about him and hurting. I miss him so much!! He would be upset with me if he knew how upset I get all the time. I keep reading up on his training and stuff but nothing is really helping me. I was thinking about contacting his recruiter but I dont want to bother her either. I wrote him 2 letters and sent them but with Christmas right around the corner Im not thinking things will get easier for a while.

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lisa minor Avatar

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Well things are getting a little easier.....I have now written him a dozen times and have gotten letters back from him too. I am praying I will get to talk to him one day soon. If I have to wait until graduation that is ok to at least he is writing so I know he is ok. Thank you for all your support. Letters are no doubt the next best thing than actually talking to them. I can hear his voice in his letters and he is already a changed - for the better - young man. I am very proud and excited for him!!

Posted by: lisa minor on 01/12/2012

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I know how you feel. My oldest son and my rock left for boot camp on November 4th. I miss him so much. I regularly get letters now and know how much he loves to hear about home. It took him awhile to get our letters and it broke my heart because he wrote us twice and begged to hear from us and we already written. Keep writing to him and encourage him even though your heart is breaking because he will want to know that you're okay. I got an wondeful surprise and my son called home for Christmas! The best gift I ever received. He sounded hoarse and tired but absolutely wonderful!!. Hang in there and be proud, you are not alone!

Posted by: camilla davis on 12/29/2011

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Emily Sullivan Avatar

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My boyfriend left on November 14th, and i still cry when I think about saying good-bye at the airport. I know it must be even harder for you because it's your son and you've been with him his whole life. But just remember that there are many others who have gone through this and you can too!! There's not much that makes it easier... People just tell me to focus on the day I will see him again. That helps a little. I have been counting down the days until graduation since the week he left. Spending time with family and work helps me. Writing letters to him helps the most. I try to sound positive and supportive. This is what they want and the marines take good care of them and will teach them how to be men. Websites like this also help because you can read about other people who are feeling the same way you are feeling. Just hang in there and talk to other moms who are going through this too.

Posted by: Emily Sullivan on 12/26/2011

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