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Mom's of Daughters 2

A place to come to for support, guidance, to ask questions and share stories. We are all proud of our Navy Daughters.

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Started by MegsMom2016. Last reply by CryptoDad May 6. 15 Replies

Hi everyone.  I am so glad that the recruiter provided me with this resource.  I am feeling many mixed emotions and my daughter just signed up to take her test in February.  The plan is for her to ship out in the fall.  I have tons of questions from…Continue

Women In The Navy - videos

Started by CryptoDad. Last reply by June Feb 27. 5 Replies

The link I posted yesterday sort of drops you into the middle of a Youtube playlist of women in the Navy. If you want to start at the beginning then,…Continue

MEPS tomorrow

Started by AngelaTN. Last reply by azmom Nov 30, 2015. 1 Reply

She (Sav) is leaving today to travel to MEPS. Please pray for safe travels and all. Thank you to everyone who has been so kind and helpful so far. This is a long road and I'm blind as what to expect. Would love to chat with other moms also.

Away for another bday

Started by Noni. Last reply by Anna Oct 25, 2015. 7 Replies

Well this will be two years straight that I haven't gotten to spend with my daughter on her bday. Tomorrow she will be 25... 4 days ago she had emergency surgery and I wasn't there for that. I hate being so far away.

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Comment by Blondie on July 22, 2016 at 8:13am

I Hate waiting just want to jump in my van and start driving!  But we have to go North this weekend for a wedding, already paid for room etc. and bride would be heart broke and my other daughter too if we didn't show up.   My heart aches  Sailor stayed all night at hospital with Melissa Wednesday night, then all day waiting with Dave, kids were at day care they figured normal was best for them.  then she went home last night and picked them up, made supper, baths and helped get them in bed and back to the hospital to stay with Melissa!  She's exhausted, worried.....she Needs to get some homework done!  Her classes start on sunday and test are Friday & Saturday......Oh this Mama needs to calm down.  I couldn't even finish my glass of wine last night!  I haven't slept for 2 nights, I can't imagine what they are going through.

Comment by Blondie on July 21, 2016 at 9:03pm

Oh JayDee I'm so sorry.  Prayers going up!

Comment by JayDee659 on July 21, 2016 at 8:18pm
Blondie glad its going well. The power of prayer! Say one for me. I stepped in a yellow jacket nest. My foot that just had surgery took the majority of stings but they got me every where. Just got back from the urgent care and feel miserable.
Comment by Blondie on July 21, 2016 at 8:15pm

after 13 hours and 43 mins.  She's out of surgery!!!  surgeons said it was a textbook surgery.  Now just have to wait till she wakes up to see.....Thanks for all the support.  might get some sleep tonight.

Comment by Blondie on July 21, 2016 at 7:13pm

home from work and texted sailor.  Melissa is still in surgery but they say she's doing great.  I just want to get in my van and start driving  but have to be back to work in 12 hours bummer.  Sailor said I never thought I'd be sitting here drinking coffee at the Fisher House.  I said count your blessings.  been a long night and day for her

Comment by Najul on July 21, 2016 at 2:52pm

Oh, and southwest let her take her seabag (not full) as a carry on !  They also will allow extra bags when they are flying on orders (free of charge). 

Comment by Najul on July 21, 2016 at 2:50pm

Blondie - Just as a heads up on how good they can be. She came from Virginia to San Jose, CA and her fare would have been $1300 due to the last minute approval for leave, but we got her fare for $375, so this is a very good one to know !  Plus, since she left from a big airport the wait time for TSA was 40 minutes (even at 4:00 am) and she got to zip through the 5 minute "Pre check TSA" line which took only a minute, so she was sipping tea checked in near her gate while people stood in line. It was really nice and all you have to do is have Southwest put their DOD number from their military card in their Southwest profile and they will always get pre-check.  At airports like Chicago - could save them 2 hours ! I highly recommend taking advantage of the precheck and the military flight costs.  I haven't checked Delta, American or United yet, so don't know policy.  Southwest was cheapest flying from the east and is cheapest to fly to San Diego while in California, so I thought it best to put all her miles in one place if possible, plus they let Military board first :-).  They for sure earned our business, seemed like they gave the biggest discount when I phoned.  

Comment by Anna on July 21, 2016 at 9:38am

Blondie,

It was a downed tree that took out the power!!!

Najul,

Thanks so much for that information!!  I never knew that!!!

Comment by Blondie on July 20, 2016 at 3:31pm

Thanks for the info Najul

Anna, Sorry you were in the dark and don't imagine it's fun riding out one of these storms in the camper.  I know all about no electric and no water!  Did the camp ground have damage?  We've had everything from small limbs, to branches to whole trees uprooted!  A friend about 7 miles away video taped the first storm (last Wednesday)  definitely spinning going on, he never caught a funnel touching down tho. once it hit the it hit the muck (Willard/Celeryville) it picked up that light black dirt and you couldn't see or breath!

Glad your spoiling that granddaughter it's a grandma's job!  hehehe  I love to listen to them chatterand you're right they say the darndest things! 

Comment by Oleander on July 20, 2016 at 1:42pm

great info Najul, thank you!

 

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