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Japan Mom's

For all the Mom's(and Dad's) with a Sailor in Japan

Members: 964
Latest Activity: 9 hours ago

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getting ready to send first care package

Started by youngestson. Last reply by Buckeyebill Aug 21. 11 Replies

Going to Japan for a visit

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Comment by PeachyNavyMom 9 hours ago

T-Lynn: Thank you so much. That (All of it) was exactly what I needed to hear. It does help a lot knowing that others have gone through this and know how I feel. I am trying to keep busy to keep my mind off things. 

I have a daughter starting honors strings this year and so nervous. Watching her change and grow with each class is amazing. I am trying to teach her some about sewing. We are taking her favorite trip tees (that no longer fit) and turning them into pillows a sort of repurposing. This Sunday I went to visit my Mom and found that my niece was visiting I was thrilled to see her. She has been going through a lot. We are currently trying to get her into rehab. So, she is staying with me and resting getting ready for this big journey. Pray, she stays and takes advantage to start over. I have 2 dogs whom I just bought new collars for and in their back yard they have promptly been ripping them to shreds. which is bad, but funny too. 

Again thank you for helping me gain perspective. Hugs~ 

Comment by DREW7062 yesterday
Hi Nancy Aaron's mom; my son has been in Yokosuka for 1 week now. I miss my boy. But hopefully he comes home for Xmas. My son was in a school in San Antonio
Comment by Buckeyebill yesterday

The legend goes that one must climb Mt Fuji or they will return to Japan.  Our daughter climbed the mountain twice just to make sure.  While in the area don't miss Kamakura Shrine......................

Comment by Nancy-Aaron's mom yesterday

Hi Vicky and Drew: my son is set to visit us and then he will be in Yokosuka toward the end of September. I am excited for him, as he can't wait to get there, but like you, sad he will be so far away. 

Comment by Vicky yesterday
Drew7062: My son loves it so far! I know he has been to Tokyo for fun. Also, he loves the food in Japan, but not so much the food on the ship
They will help him get a phone mostly we FaceTime and text (make sure to turn on iMessage)
Comment by DREW7062 yesterday
Vicky: hi my son just got to Yokosuka Japan last week. How has it been going for your son. I'm happy for my son but I hate he went so far away
Does your son like it? And what does he do. Did the rank him up yet, I have so many questions. Lol.. Does he have a cell phone and how do you talk to him.
Comment by Vicky yesterday
My son has been in yokosuka Japan since May. I am thinking about visiting him during the holidays. Any advice with planning this trip? Airline? What airport should we fly into? Where to stay?
Comment by T-Lynn yesterday

HI Peachy :),

 This is normal:

1. For your sailor NOT to always be able to reach you by email, phone, skype or even snail mail. There has been at times many moms here who have not heard fro their sailors for months. And I mean months. There is so much he could be doing on ship or port or studying - etc - that he honestly has not time to make contact. Just hang on - you are on the Pan mom Emotional Roller Coaster ride. WE are right beside you.

2 And two, it is totally normal and OK to feel what you are feeling. WE all do - even when our sailors are stationed here on US soil. Its a Military Mom thing. For our sailors are NOT off to college - like others ( family and friends) might tell you. So it's ok .

Sending gentle hugs to you.

So get back on - and Jump into the Water! ( Share gossip)

Sometimes getting on and talking about yourself - your sailor or just anything - helps to ease some feelings. And personally, my gossip tank is low.

So check in all - I need some gossip.

Have to get - Laundry Fairy visit is still going on.

Wish all a nice evening hugs

Comment by PeachyNavyMom yesterday

HI everyone. I love reading everything you guys post. It lets me feel connected to something bigger and know there is someone who has or is going through what I am. 

I am having a rough time. My sailor hasn't been in contact with me. He last sent an email saying he would speak to me in a week or so on 8/4. So, Can this be normal, should I cam down and stop imagining him sick or hurt?

He is onboard the USS BlueRidge, has been for a year and a half. Typically he never goes more than 3 weeks without contact. I am making myself sick with this. 

Comment by T-Lynn on Saturday


Well, I am not tickled pink. The dentist thought I was just kidding. He then stated - maybe next time. I almost replied Hell NO, but bit my tongue and said: thank you but no. I really never  ever want a next time.

Miss - so glad to see you  back and what a fun time you had, any pics to share? And some of your new cabinets too.

Nice poem Jesusintheboat. thanks for sharing.

Here it is a rainy day - so getting to see this Super Full Moon is a no. I am bumped a bit, I think it would be Golden in color. The start of harvesting is happening and that full moon is always golden.

Finally heard form my sailor :). He just had to turn in his Harley of three months. Its only problem - it was too small. Really? Too small ? Wouldn't you think he would have  figured that one out when buying it? So he sent a pic of the new BIGGER one. And it matches the color of his truck - black. I asked for a pic of him on it. Still waiting. Bet I get one of his foot on the bike.

Need to get - the Laundry Fairy is visiting. Plus I have to watch out for Shark. She is on a major walk about. If anything gets in her way - she climbs over it. Just want a need, a turtle with attitude.

Have a great weekend all hugs


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