"As far as blankets, I made my son a Navy no-sew fleece and he loves it. He did use it on his deployment. Be sure to check out Joanne's Fabrics for the 50% Coupon that can be used and ordered on line. I used 2yards of the Navy…"
"Catmom - it is wise to wait for any visits because of the watch and duty schedules. The Navy Lodge Norfolk ($75/night) is easy ride to base, we've stayed also at the Hampton Inn (Closer) - avg about $100/night close to some shops and fast…"
"My son will be relocating December 1st on the USS New York from Norfolk. We will be spending Christmas in FL this year. and we are excited for him and this move. Heading down in the Fall to check out the area and housing with him. Not sure to…"
"I'm praying I'm wrong but what understand they will be on longer deployments :(
Let's pray that they pass a decent budget for all our sailors. It's bad enough that Panetta wants a military pay cut - hell they're…"
"Sherry - You are able to get on base the day the ship leaves. We went down last March to see my son and his ship off. Main gate - need drivers licsense and registration of vehicle. There is a list that your sailor needs to have you put on. Pull up…"
"I googled - Navy Ship Well Deck and have been on my son's ship and still cannot figure out what might have happened to this sailor - I'm sure an investigation will persue, yet we'll never know. I can't imagine an accident like…"
"Below is the Target Nutcracker - My sailor is coming home next week from deployment - it's been 9 mos since he's been home. Going to Home Coming and spending several days with him until after Christmas - Our Christmas prayers and…"
"Target has a nutcracker Sailor - I purchased last week - you can also find it online, their website its' only $12.99 and I love it! be sure to get the one with the 'white dixie hat" the other one is the airforce. I know another Navy…"
"We are all heartbroken, sad and angry yet proud of the sacrifices our Sailors and all the families are enduring. It doesn't help that the holiday seasons are upon us and not knowing if they will be home or not stresses all of us. Please…"
"I've been off line for awhile now and just checking in as we are getting ready for a Home Coming. Never did get any info from the Ombudsmen that there was a 'cut off' date for mail. Actually just sent a pkg today -…"
Mother of 2 sons - 18 college freshmen and my 20 yr old SR.
Love being a Mother, Wife and domestic engineer - both my husband and I are retired. I love to cook, quilt, basket weaving and scrapbook. But I'm no Martha Stewart although I've tried ;)
I am here to support or represent my:
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy Career?
When I heard “Navy,” I:
Needed to learn more about it
From my experience with the Navy, the most important thing I learned was:
My son has made a very wise decision and after meeting and talking with his recruiter he will do well. The hardest thing for me right now is learning to let go and knowing that he as started on his on journey in life - sending light and love and yes, the tears will flow but they are of pride and joy that I have been blessed with such a beautiful young man.
Through this Navy experience, I now believe:
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
Hi, you messsaged me quite a while ago then I wasn't on this site for a while. My daughter just had PIR Friday. She is now in San Antonio. I have lived in Warwick my whole adult life. Which part of Chester were you from. Hope your sons are doing well.
Hi just a update spoke with my son he says he is going on the Enterprise(last deployment for this ship) has been told more or less what he is supposed to doesn't sound hard but couldn"tsay where he is going. He seems to know what is going on wih his trip so we will see what happens. He sis scheduled to return in a month give or take a couple of days.
It's ironic, I have carried my sons letter with me every day but it is at home today. I will give you more details when I go home and get letter but know that I and my family laugh everytime we read it. Only a few had time to write they are helping each other he wrote lots of encouraging advice to his younger brother who is in DEP waiting to leave. Let me see if I can figure out how to chat in private. Ha Ha typing on tiny phone keyboard is no fun.
Thank you, i have been exploring the site and all the in's and out's ..Everyone has been really helpful and so nice!...I'm doing ok but i will be better after that first real letter i get..I know its only been 2 weeks but seems like forever to me!...
Thank you, I have been trying to figure out how to navigate around the site I think I have it now. I'm so glad you got your letter. I received mine on Sat. 9/10. We have a small post office and everyone knows everyone else. When I saw his writing I was excited and said to Post master oh my gosh did you see this....she just looked at me laughed and said yea Trace I put it in the box. She was waiting to see my reaction. And of course I wrote to my SR and had to tell him about it I'm sure he will get a laugh from it.
It is nice to meet you, I just joined N4M's right after my son left, Sept 1. Now that I have been reading everything I should have joined awhile ago. There is alot to learn. Yes I hope they are friends that would be great.