My son is in RSP and it will be at least a week or two before he gets to come home. Is there a different address for me to write to him?  I certainly want to be able to contact him and offer encourgement and support. I know he is having a difficult time knowing he must give up something that meant so much to him!

Views: 662

Replies to This Discussion

I got a call Monday saying my son would be held back for at least a week due to illness. I didn't quite understand but I believe they have to write us with the new address. I was told to continue wrriting him at his original address until he was cycled back and received the new address. I am going to call PI after work today and get more info. When was he scheduled to graduate? What platoon?

Thank you the information.  My son was scheduled to graduate on Jan. 18th but is being medically discharged.  I spoke with another sergeant who said I probably should hold off on sending him letters since he more than likely will be home next week.
 
jayme said:

I got a call Monday saying my son would be held back for at least a week due to illness. I didn't quite understand but I believe they have to write us with the new address. I was told to continue wrriting him at his original address until he was cycled back and received the new address. I am going to call PI after work today and get more info. When was he scheduled to graduate? What platoon?
I'm sorry to hear this!!! Big hugs to you both!!! Thank your son and tell him to keep his head up!!!!!!!! Good luck to him!!!!

I'm so sorry.  I know that it must be heartbreaking for both of you.  My thoughts and prayers are you with you both.  Hoping for a speedy recovery from his illness.


Thank you so much for your concern and prayers.  It helps to have other Moms to talk to.
Robin, Mom of Rhett & Reese said:

I'm so sorry.  I know that it must be heartbreaking for both of you.  My thoughts and prayers are you with you both.  Hoping for a speedy recovery from his illness.

Thak you for caring.  I am concerned with how my son will adjust when he comes home.  Since I don't really know what is going on I am so anxious!
 
Bentley's momma said:

I'm sorry to hear this!!! Big hugs to you both!!! Thank your son and tell him to keep his head up!!!!!!!! Good luck to him!!!!

Empty Nest,

Have you spoken with his recruiter?  If not, you may wish to stop at the recruit station, by now he may have been notified that your son will be discharged and he may be able to give you an address for RSP.

 

Writing to your son at his training address is completely up to you, if he does come home very soon those letters will eventually be returned to you.  From my Marine Mom perspective, I would write to my son hoping that they would get forwarded to him before he came home; I would feel better knowing that I had continued to stay in touch with him."

 

Please keep us posted and keep posting here.

 

 

Donna (1~Donna from WI)

PP of one Marine and one civilian

Boot Camp Moderator

Standing on Psalm 91:11

Empty Nest,

My son was medically discharged this past April.  Being a career Marine had been his dream, so I know your concerns.  I would continue to write.  Even if the letters ultimately get returned, he will know when he gets home that you did write. 

When he gets home, he may be angry for awhile, but he will work his way through that.  If you can keep him opening up about the entire experience, it will help.  He will likely be a little lost for awhile without the structure he is now used to having.  My son was like a cat on a hot tin roof, jumping from one thing to another, for about two weeks before he started settling down.  Patience and understanding are your keys to helping him work his way through.

If I can be of help to you, please let me know.  Please, stay on the boards....even now there are people here who will do their best to help, support, and comfort you...I know that from experience. 

Jan

I spoke with my son's recruiter.  He has never had to deal with a situation like this.  Another Sergeant recommended that since I don't have an address for RSP that I hold off on the letters because it would be up to his former DI if the letters were given to my son or not.  The good news is that I got to speak with my son on the phone and he said he would get to call again, maybe more than once before he leaves MCRD.
 
1~donna from wi said:

Empty Nest,

Have you spoken with his recruiter?  If not, you may wish to stop at the recruit station, by now he may have been notified that your son will be discharged and he may be able to give you an address for RSP.

 

Writing to your son at his training address is completely up to you, if he does come home very soon those letters will eventually be returned to you.  From my Marine Mom perspective, I would write to my son hoping that they would get forwarded to him before he came home; I would feel better knowing that I had continued to stay in touch with him."

 

Please keep us posted and keep posting here.

 

 

Donna (1~Donna from WI)

PP of one Marine and one civilian

Boot Camp Moderator

Standing on Psalm 91:11

I got to speak with my son on the phone and was delighted with how well he sounds.  He is handling things much better that I anticipated but I am not surprised because there have been so many prayers!

WestPlainsMom (Jan) said:

Empty Nest,

My son was medically discharged this past April.  Being a career Marine had been his dream, so I know your concerns.  I would continue to write.  Even if the letters ultimately get returned, he will know when he gets home that you did write. 

When he gets home, he may be angry for awhile, but he will work his way through that.  If you can keep him opening up about the entire experience, it will help.  He will likely be a little lost for awhile without the structure he is now used to having.  My son was like a cat on a hot tin roof, jumping from one thing to another, for about two weeks before he started settling down.  Patience and understanding are your keys to helping him work his way through.

If I can be of help to you, please let me know.  Please, stay on the boards....even now there are people here who will do their best to help, support, and comfort you...I know that from experience. 

Jan

Empty Nest,

I'm glad that he is handling this detour so well. He will grow from this and apply his courage and knowledge again whether it is here or there. He souinds like a great young man. Tell him we are so proud of his commitment to our great USA.

Empty Nest,

I'm so glad you got to speak with your son, hearing their voice can do wonders for us.  Please stay connected here with all of us-- you will find information, comfort and sharing that will help you on this part of your journey.

 

 

Donna (1~Donna from WI)

PP of one Marine and one civilian

Boot Camp Moderator

Standing on Psalm 91:11

RSS

Receive our Newsletter

Receive our Newsletter!
Enter your email:
Click for Archive Newsletters

ANNOUNCEMENTS

            MCM is Sold Out

but we still have 22 Bibs left. 

Alert us to Content Violations

Let us know if you find content that may not comply with The Guidelines or Terms of Use. Click to report.

Group Categories

Join several groups! Select from categories that meet your needs or match your Marine's career:

Our Fallen Heroes

Please take a moment to honor our Fallen Marines. Click here to visit the condolence forum.

Click here to learn more ways to support Gold Star Families or if you are a Gold Star Family.

MARINEPARENTS.COM

HELP & INFORMATION LINKS

MarineParents.com:

 

The Marine Corps:

 

About Deployment:

 

WHATSAFTERBOOT.COM

A few KEY LINKS for After Boot parents:

RecruitParents.com

HELP & INFORMATION LINKS
(links open in a new window by clicking "GO!" button below)


RecruitParents.com:

General Information:

Recruit Training:

Family Day & Graduations:

After Boot Camp:

Additional Resources:

 

© 2014   Created by Marine Parents Inc.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

 
The Care Package Project
Care Package Project™
Purple Heart Hero Support
Purple Heart Hero Support™
Operation PAL
Operation PAL ™
Gold Star Family Support
Gold Star Family Support™
Combat Recovery
Combat Recovery™
After the Corps
After the Corps ™
Gold Star Luminary
Luminary Initiative
Marine Parents Combined Federal Campaign #57100 Show Me Heroes Hiring Veterans in Missouri Capital One Visa Card and Marine Parents Supporting Our Troops MarineParents.com is a Marine Corps Charity Partner Eleven Years of Service to Marines and their Families Shop for Marine Corps items at the EGA Shop IBM and Marine Parents Partnership in Charity AmazonSmile and Marine Parents Charity MarineParents is a Guidestar Exchange Gold Participant
MarineParents.com, Inc.
PO Box 1115
Columbia, MO 65205
Phone (573) 449-2003
Copyright © 2003-14 MarineParents.com, Inc. ~ All Rights Reserved Worldwide
MarineParents.com is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) public charity,
a Marine Corps Charity Partner, and Official Marine Corps Trademark Licensee.
Site Map   |   Statements of Use   |   Outreach Programs   |   Join Team Marine Parents
Neither the United States Marine Corps
nor any other component of the
Department of Defense has approved,
endorsed, or authorized this service.