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Never got the phone call

While I am not worried that I did not get the call as I had the pleasure of speaking to her at 1700 and also seeing her swear in. I know that the Navy is taking care of her and that she is safe. I am hoping she will get some sleep tonight, since I know the real "fun" will begin for her tomorrow. I am writing letters daily (a couple times today). Looking forward to being able to send to her.

I just have to keep reassuring myself she is fine, many have gone before her and done the exact…


Added by NavyMomJoy on September 3, 2015 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Waiting for my sailor to call

Has anyone heard from their child in Div 343?
Cardinal Company. I still haven't gotten a phone call and its been 3 weeks today

Added by Beth Helsley on September 3, 2015 at 10:40am — No Comments

Awaiting my 30 second scripted "I am fine" call

As I sit here and reflect on the past few days with my daughter, I cannot help but feel emotional. I only cried a few tears after we said our goodbye's following the swearing in ceremony at MEPS. I was fortunate she could still text and talk when she arrived at O'Hare and was resting at the USO. She said she was scared, I reassured her so were all of the other recruits. What she was feeling was completely normal given her circumstance. 

I am incredibly proud to be her mother. Even…


Added by NavyMomJoy on September 2, 2015 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Saying goodbye is tough

I thought about our last few days together; what I did not imagine is how freely the tears would flow. The joke between us is, I cry tears of Joy-my name is Joy, so the irony is funny! Saying goodbye is necessary to saying hello again. I am so incredibly proud of her. My selfish side has come out in that I do not want her to ever go! She is ready, my heart is comforted knowing she will be kept safe. I am losing a piece of myself today and the Navy gains all of her.

I know the days…


Added by NavyMomJoy on September 1, 2015 at 12:07am — No Comments

Emotional Days

My daughter left for RTC this past Wednesday (8/26/2015) and I never realized it was possible to miss someone so very much in my life. I feel like a piece of my heart is missing and when I got the "I'm Here" call and she was crying, my heart broke into a million pieces. I am sure she wasn't the only SR in tears by the time they got to make that short phone call and I know I am not the only mom feeling the way I am feeling right now. I am trying to stay upbeat and positive about this whole…


Added by Momma Mickey on August 31, 2015 at 12:35am — 5 Comments

Sending Packages

I know we can't send packages to the SR's, but when Marshall's box came home we found his retainers. I know they can keep them, just didn't know who he needs to let know that we are mailing them. Also since they are pulling his wisdom teeth I feel that he will need them even more to keep his teeth from shifting. I paid too much money for that simle, I can't do that again..

Added by 2servmom on August 27, 2015 at 9:15pm — 3 Comments

ship 6 uss constitution PIR 10/16/2015

So proud of my son

Added by dougiesmom on August 24, 2015 at 4:29pm — 11 Comments


Having a spouse who works in the oil field and travels state to state, I figured my daughter making her career in the NAVY would be a breeze...NOT! This has been the longest and hardest week. I've been writing her every other day and am patiently waiting to receive her form letter for an address. I received her box and never thought I'd be so ecstatic to receive dirty clothes LOL I have thrown myself into all the support I can find and am GRATEFUL for those that are educating and supporting…


Added by Jenny on August 23, 2015 at 9:42pm — 3 Comments

Marines for moms?

My friends son is in the Marines bootcamp in San Diego and was looking for a site like Navy for Moms to help with information and support anyone know of one specific? I know without this site I would hv been lost ...

Added by latinnative on August 23, 2015 at 2:38pm — 3 Comments

He's in the Navy

I received a phone call yesterday. He sounds good. It made my afternoon to be able to hear his voice.

Added by He's in the Navy on August 23, 2015 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Information on graduation

Hello everyone. Hope everyone is well. I had a question. My husband is graduating from boot camp soon. My question is, is there a place for family member to watch the graduation that are not on the list to go in? We have extra family going to Chicago who want to watch the graduation.

Added by Mary on August 21, 2015 at 9:54pm — 2 Comments

Casey's mom

I received 2 letters this afternoon. I'm a happy mom . It was good to hear from my son.

Added by He's in the Navy on August 21, 2015 at 6:10pm — No Comments

4 weeks in

 Today is the end of the 4 week mark in boot camp for my son. So far all seems well. I haven't received news otherwise. We have always lived here near Great Lakes, and he mentioned that it's weird being so close to home, yet so far away. I wish he wasn't such a man of few words! I obviously am counting down the days until I see him, as are all of the other parents out there. Are there any other families out there that live near Great Lakes as well? God bless to all of you who joined this…


Added by dajuice45 on August 21, 2015 at 5:53pm — 1 Comment


My son left August 3 , 2015 arrived at bootcamp on August 4, 2015. He has been gone for 18 days. I miss him so much. His division is 326.Has anyone heard from their boys?

Added by He's in the Navy on August 21, 2015 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

My son left yesterday for boot camp. Got my phone call this morning at 1:46am. I wished him the best. Hope all goes smoothly for all the new recruits.

My son left yesterday for boot camp. Got my phone call this morning at 1:46am. I wished him the best. Hope all goes smoothly for all the new recruits. Continue

Added by Caroline on August 20, 2015 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Proud Mommy

My daughter just left for bootcamp on Aug 18th, 2015.  So proud of her.  I cant stop thinking about what she is doing every minute of the day.  Is she OK?  My biggest fear are her emotions.  She is physicall strong and emotionally strong however this is life changing event and I worry about her.  I just want to make sure that she is OK? 

Any advise for mommies that worry about there little girl?  LOL




Added by etu6etu on August 20, 2015 at 9:05am — 1 Comment

Great Lakes Ship 03 Div 334 PIR 10/02/2015 Anyone??

I am one happy mom, we received his box today and his form letter yesterday.  First letter is in the mail.  I kept it to only 2  I can't wait to hear from him.  Getting the box was emotional as your child's clothes he had on come home but he didn't, such a weird feeling.  We could not be more proud of son. I did hear something from some Facebook friends today in regards to the letters to our SR's and if anyone can chime in that would be great.  I was advised by a couple of prior…


Added by Tylersmom on August 18, 2015 at 11:00pm — 13 Comments

Questions about chief pinning

My son is being pinned as chief and is stationed 14 hours away. I am very proud of him and I understand this is a milestone in his career. However it is on a Wednesday afternoon and it would be very difficult for me to be there. How necessary is it for me to be at this event? If it is necessary what should I wear? Thank you

Added by mommabear on August 18, 2015 at 12:10pm — 12 Comments

Missing my son

Missing my son.  He left 3 weeks ago.  We did get a short letter. Does anyone know about the phone calls? When do they come? Do they let us know so we can be waiting by the phone?

Added by Lukesmom on August 17, 2015 at 11:41pm — 2 Comments

My son is leaving

I'm sitting with my son in MEPS. He leaves in a few hours for boot camp in Great Lakes. This is so hard already I can't imagine the next few months without hearing from him or knowing if he's ok. I have such mixed emotions. I'm so proud and excited for his new chapter but yet so sad that I won't have him by my side. His room will be empty, there will be no texts or calls. How do other moms make it through?

Added by Justin's Mom on August 17, 2015 at 1:44pm — 13 Comments

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