Along with many of you, two weeks ago today was the last I saw/talked to my SR. He has known for awhile what he wanted to do. He just wasn't sure about the timing. In Feb., he went and saw the recruiter, then came DEP, and then summer happened (fast). I was so full of pride and happiness for him. I was even giddy. I couldn't even talk about him and what he was doing without a big stupid smile on my face. Then the time came. It came too fast. I wasn't ready. It happened anyway. I hid my…Continue
The count down began months ago when we received the news regarding my sons official "deployment" date...8/22/14. 10 months...seems like a decade of time versus "boot camp" and "underways"
Underways prepare you ( somewhat ) for the periods of time you don't hear from your sailor. I became like a teenager with a school girl crush - watching and waiting for texts / emails or if I was lucky a PHONE CALL!! In my mind I knew he was never in harms ways since I assumed he was never that far…Continue
I recently started dating a submariner (further more to be referred to as Hercules) on the USS Alabama and he truly is the most wonderful man I have ever known...right after my father of course. I've never been seriously involved with a man in the Navy before and its all so new and shiny...and confusing!
He tries so hard to keep me updated on whats going on and explain things to me but it all gets lost in translation. Not to mention its barely been a couple of months and…Continue
On every site related to our recruits, I see post after post of parents who are so sad about their child being in boot camp. I'm very close to my son but I'm beginning to feel abnormal. It is hard not to be able to talk to him any time I want but I am so proud of what he is doing so it's hard to be sad. I am so happy that he has made good decisions for his future and is creating a valuable life for himself. Sure, I hang up the phone and cry when I do get those rare phone calls but what…Continue