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    1~proud MoM x 2 (Deb) replied to 1~proud MoM x 2 (Deb)'s discussion Overview of Receiving in the group MCRD MCRD San Diego: October 24, 2014 – Bravo Company
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    Breathe

    Now that ship day has come and gone, take a deep breath. The worst day is behind you. The next hurdle is waiting for the first letter. It will be a form letter informing you of their address and will take 10-14 days to get to you. These two weeks are the worst because you have no communication and you are wondering what they are doing every minute. Believe me, they are not wondering what you are doing. They are BUSY.Start writing now, number the envelopes so when your recruit gets your letters, they know which one is first :). I missed my sons terribly and cried for 13 weeks. I started a journal to each of my sons and wrote all the I miss yous and not upbeat newsy events I wouldn't want to put in a letter (neighbor died, friend news, etc). My son really enjoyed this gift I gave him when he got home. Journaling is not for everyone, but it really helped me cope.So for those of you that do not know your postman, you will likely be on a first name basis by graduation. Stalking the mailman…See More
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    willow replied to Marine Parents Inc's discussion This ‘n That in the group For Parents of Marines
    "I slept in naps. I have a hard time getting more than 1-2 hours at a stretch. I used to sleep better at night, so I'm chalking it up to the grief process, as the grief counselor said this is common. I'm not sure how to copy a link. You…"
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