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USS Harry S. Truman

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USS Harry S. Truman

Anyone with a sailor aboard the USS Harry S. Truman?

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Family visits to the ship?

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM2(CVN75) on Friday

Hi all - Happy Friday!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM2(CVN75) on Thursday

Comment by GrandmaBarB on Wednesday

Sea Salt.  What you are experiencing isn't unusual or new.  I joined the Marine Corps as a tender 18 year old from the hills of Oregon.  After recruit training (which, I'm sure you know, is infamous) and being stationed at Parris Island after graduation, I was a totally different person.  Strong, extremely capable, well trained in the art of war and survival,  confident beyond measure and much, much older than my peers back home.  My mother often spoke of that in her later years...the shock of change that took place In me...how proud she was that I was serving in the Corps and how proud she was I came through that recruit training and my hitch a better person.  I was not her little girl anymore.  I was her daughter...a fully rounded woman, who could probablty kill ya with one hand....,ha.,    I loved the Corps...and the Navy (where many of my relatives served) and to this day, I am living that life...inside my head, in my demeanor, in my personal life....and I'm pushing 75,  I watch my grandson over the past 3 years as he's grown into a man, a warrior, a Sailor......a strong and confident young man of 24.  Gone forever is that "Munchkin" of mine whom I doted on and enjoyed all of his young life.  I see now a womderful man, fully capable of making his own life...  In my heart, I hold that Munchkin....and always will.  In my eyes, I'm proud to see this wonderful man.

Comment by 1Bodyprof on Wednesday
Sea Salt: she is becoming an adult and needs to find her place. Focus on the good parenting job you have done and she will come around. I have been praying that God will surround all our Sailors with good friends who know Him.
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM2(CVN75) on Wednesday

Hi all - Happy Wednesday!

Comment by Sea Salt on July 28, 2015 at 12:12pm

Thanks everyone for the encouraging words.  I am letting her be an adult, it's just tough on this mama.  Esp being so far away. I have to let her make her own mistakes and learn by them.  I don't usually vent to strangers or start drama, but I just needed to hear from other parents on this issue.  She's a good kid deep down, I hope it comes back!  Thanks again all!

Comment by JKHarris on July 28, 2015 at 11:19am
GrandmaBarB said "she is an adult" adult make their own choices. Stay strong we are all in this together. Love to all
Comment by JKHarris on July 28, 2015 at 11:18am
Hi Sea Salt, your daughter will be ok, she has not abandoned her upbringing. Trust that you gave her the right tools to sustain her. She will be ok the Navy has a way of "growing them up". Show her love and support. In conversation with her be selective of your words despite how she is behaving you still want her to keep in touch. Trust me the experience will strengthen your relationship. I learned from experience my daughter was on the Truman having a very hard time with female drama etc. she is now aboard the Ike and doing a little better she tells me "mom I had one beer", I said I'm so proud of you. Had I badgered her she would have cut off communication. Now she calls me asking for advise and I must admit the topics are tough for me to handlesometimes but I rather her call me than than look for answers in all the wrong places. Be her mom she loves you and need you. Just as
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM2(CVN75) on July 28, 2015 at 11:02am

Hang in there Sea Salt - just let your daughter know that you love her and will always be there for her but give her some space right now.  She may just be spreading her wings a little.....hugs to you momma & you know you can always come here to vent.  We've got your back!

Comment by GrandmaBarB on July 27, 2015 at 11:56pm

Sea Salt, let go.  Your daughter is an adult in every way.  She is no longer your little girl....and she does not need your advice.  She is a warrior...who will be going into harms way and into dangers you cannot imagine.  She belongs to the Navy now....to we, the people, the taxpayers.  She lives in a world of doing what she is told, when to do it and how long.  Her home isn't open to you or to anyone, without permission from those who keep our kids safe. 

Perhaps wait for her to come home on leave to enjoy her company.  She'll need a touch of home sooner or later.  Meanwhile, leave her be.  If she gets out of control, her Commanding Officer will handle it.  You cannot...not anymore.

 

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