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Comment by J's/S'smom on April 8, 2016 at 3:19pm
CO-Twin maybe he'll spend some time exploring Alaska and get it out of his system? Years ago we had a close friend who used to spend a couple months a year in Alaska--he loved it! He went to the areas that you could only reach by plane and kayak.

Our older Nuke has been in 5 years and has been awarded two NAMs. He pushes himself too hard, and I worry about him getting burned out and discouraged before all is said and done. Apparently, I'm not the only one concerned with his over-dedication. The last I heard, his chief got after him for working too much and set a limit on how many hours he can work a day. (I hope he's following the limit.)

Our other nuke-to-be son is in prototype and just passed the 100% exam (almost through the wickets!) his journey has barely begun.

BoyWonderMom--so glad your son is thriving, but so sorry for his loss. The command makes all the difference, and I'm glad he was blessed with a good one. Our son was deployed with some of the Navy's finest, and the only dark spot came after deployment when so many of them left. He re-upped once, but I'm not sure if he will do it again.

For the newer Navy moms, all I can say is to hang on--you're in for quite a ride!
Comment by BoyWonderMom on April 8, 2016 at 2:48pm
Thank you NancyJo. Congratulations on your son's 6 year anniversary, it's awesome!
CO-Twin, hope your son finds his way when he finds himself free to choose what he wants and what makes him happy.
My son thinks he won't reenlist when his commitment is done. He wants to go back to school and finish his degree. He also knows that it is 3 years between now and then. For now he's looking forward to his ship being complete and ready for deployment, he's actually enjoying his job.
B'sNukemom, congrats to your son graduating college, what a great accomplishment! So happy for your ps son starting college! Everything always falls in place :)
Comment by CO-TwinSalorsMom on April 8, 2016 at 2:30pm
No my Nuke son is on the sub and he is a happy camper. Wants to re up. It is his twin on the destroyer, who's time is up November. He is being influenced by my ex who always wanted to leave society behind and live off the land in Alaska. I pray he either changes plans or gets it out of his system. He is more social than he says, just too young to really know who he is yet. Only going to be 22 in May.
Comment by Proud momma on April 8, 2016 at 2:23pm
Co-Twinsailormom prayers and hugs to you and your family. I hope he finds his path and may he find happiness and joy in that path
Comment by J's/S'smom on April 8, 2016 at 1:43pm
CO-TwinSalorsMom, I'm really sorry to hear that about your one son. There is certainly a lot to be discouraged about these days, but I hope that once he's out and back to civilian life he gets his second wind. No matter what else has happened, he'll be leaving the Navy lessons learned and with a lot more to offer than he realizes. His service was not in vain, and his contribution to the world has only just begun. His Navy service doesn't define him, it was just his launching point. ;-)
Comment by Donna (Eric's Mom) on April 8, 2016 at 11:09am

Co-Twin I agree with NancyJo . . . prayers for you son.

Comment by NancyJo (CVN70) on April 8, 2016 at 11:06am

CoTwin, oh no! Leaving the navy is one thing; the other part is alarming. By leaving the navy, is his time up or is he leaving early? It's a tough life, that's for sure, especially on subs. Prayers for your son.

Comment by CO-TwinSalorsMom on April 8, 2016 at 10:39am

It will be three years on the 23rd of this month for my nuke sailor. His twin it will be 4 this November. 

Congratulations on your  sailors 6 years.  

This experience does grow most up. I say most as my nuke son is an amazing young man at this point in his life. His twin I am afraid has not fared as will. He will be leaving the Navy in November and wants to drop of of society. Makes me so sad.

Comment by NancyJo (CVN70) on April 8, 2016 at 9:43am

BoyWonderMom, I'm so sorry for your loss and how difficult for your sailor. To lose the young is almost incomprehensible. I'm so glad your son is working through the grief and holding on to the gift that is now. It sounds like you have been a tremendous support for him. I will hold you in my prayers.

My son will soon have his 6-yr navy anniversary in May. The boy I took to MEPS is a far cry from the man he is today. Amazing.

ps Tom, you have been such a gift to us here. It looks to me like any small insensitivities that you may have had as a younger man have gone away. I'm not your dear mother but I bet she would be OK with me saying, "It's alright, you are forgiven."

Comment by BoyWonderMom on April 7, 2016 at 10:47pm
This coming Saturday will be 3 years since my son joined the Navy. Tomorrow will mark a year since he finished prototype. It's been quite a ride, especially the first two years. It was a very difficult February for him as his best friend/ brother passed on early in the month. His every day was a bit difficult for a while. His command has been very good to him. He's content and very grateful for life as he had to learn, at this age when you think you are invincible, that life on this earth is a gift.
Haven't been here much, but almost always follow. As everyone here feels like family after everything we shared through the years.
All our sailors are thriving. Life is good.

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