My son joined about a month ago. He has had a wonderful recruiter that has guided him every step of the way and so far been very honest with us on what is what. He is scheduled to leave for boot camp Sept 18, 2012. He is going into the military police, he wants to work with the K-9 division and possibly move on to the SEALS. He is not excited, nervous or anything yet. Just taking it a day at a time. I think I must be nervous enough for both of us. The only concern I have is that he really wants to go to college too. He has applied for the NROTC scholarship and they told him if he gets it they will delay him until after college. But, everything is still in the air because he couldn't apply for the scholarship until April1. He has been accepted to The Citadel in Charleston SC, we go to Pre-Knob this week in fact. So at this point I am carrying on as if he will go to college, but at the same time preparing myslef for the possiility he will leave in Sept instead.
My feelings are that I am so proud he made this decision, worried that he won't make it, and sad because I am going to miss him so much. He is my oldest of two boys, and now my youngest wants to do the same and join the Navy as soon as he can! :) Can you say floored???
I am glad to have found this site and I am so glad it tells me so much more of what hasen't been said yet. :) Thanks to all the mom's and family members that are on here everyday.
I hope to make some friends on here that are going through the same things I am. :)
Sometimes I find myself worrying that he won't make it through boot camp. (He can be very lazy sometimes) He also has a really bad temper at times and I worry about him taking orders... sometimes that doesnt go over well with him. At times I think maybe boot camp before college would be good then at others times I think I really want him to stay with me just a little longer and college is closer and I can see him more. Which ever way it ends up I know.... no I hope that he does well with it.
Thanks to all for letting me ramble. :)