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Old 05-04-2009, 08:50 AM
Kcossey Kcossey is offline
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Hi,
My daughter just left for basic training at FLW on 4/27/09. I been reading things on the web about this place(FLW) and scared to death for my daughter . Maybe I'm just being an over protective mom. I just want to know do all moms go through this feeling of despire.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:26 AM
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The one thing you can reassure yourself with is the fact that millions of men & women have gone through exactly the same thing successfully.

Even though I should have known better I was still apprehensive during each of my son's 5 deployments as an Army Ranger. I fretted when he was in Infantry basic, Airborne School, Ranger Indoctrination & Ranger School. Retired Army or not I'm still a parent. My wife handled it better than me because she had lived through it in my Army career. This was the first time for me.

What you're going through is totally normal behavior.
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:32 PM
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Thank you!!!! I feel better. Went to the mailbox today and she wrote me 2 letters. She said that receiption sucks and she was being sent down field(????) I'm assuming that is basic training. She doesn't have a return address yet but will send one as soon as possiable. The first letter was sad, but the second one was she just wanted to get to basic and get it over so she can see me, then go to AIT. Iknow this is the best for her and that this site was a god send because I live in a small town in upstate NY and not alot of people to talk about this that understand what I'm going through so THANK YOU again.
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:57 AM
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We all go through the anxiety you are feeling. She will be fine. Expect some of those first letters to be a little pitiful, but as basic progresses the letters and phone calls will start to sound more positive. You will be amazed at the changes in your daughter when you go to her graduation! Just be positive and encouraging in all of your letters. The time will fly!
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