He left 10 days ago....... We have our hotel and flight set. I was told to get refundable tickets, WOW! the cost is 3 times the amount of a ticket. So I went with South West Air if you need to change your date they charge 10% of the ticket cost. That is $41 bucks for us or we could pay an extra $700 ish for a refundable one. Ummmmm, No thank you. Ha! …Continue
Added by Jlin SHIP03 DIV190 on April 18, 2014 at 10:45am — No Comments
My son just got picked up for EOD this week. His original ship date was June 12th but this will change now that he has a new contract. Does anyone know if ship dates are moved up or moved out after signing new contracts?
Jace's sister had her baby. :) So Jace's Dad called emergency services some how to let him know. Well that got him a quick call. He said that he was very emotional. He had calmed down at the end of the call and told his Dad there were only two processing days left.
I'm not sure how I feel at this point. I want to go hug him and tell…Continue
A friend of mine can see her son's book camp pictures on facebook. Is this possible?
I am new to this site, got accepted into N4M today but not really sure how to navigate. My daughter Sam leaves for BC June 18. Worried,proud and feeling lost at her leaving home. Sam is my youngest and I will have a hard time when she leaves. Any suggestions?
A week ago today, we took our SR down to the office and said goodbye. I can't believe it's been a week now. Maybe time will go faster than I thought it would.
We had a family camp event to go to the next day. Although I did miss him not being there, it was a nice distraction for me. There was a vendor out at the venue that had Bacon Lemonade, Shark on a stick and Alligator. My SR would be the first one to jump up and say "Challenge accepted.. I'll eat that.." He is never afraid to be…Continue
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Added by Tonya(proudmomDJ)Ship 14 Div.186 on April 14, 2014 at 9:18pm — No Comments
I got a letter today with my son's info. He graduates June 6th Ship 03 DIV 190. I would love to hear from others with kids on the same Ship and DIV. So excited for him! <3
Hi Ship 09 Div 180, we finally got to hear our daughter's voice on Saturday, we are grateful that she sounds good!!
"And no, my son didn't love his RDCs. It'll be interesting to see how he feels about them after he has been in the Navy for a while. I bet he'll figure out that they have done him a great service."
My daughter had an RDC who had been particularly hard on her, pushing her to a total meltdown and laughing about it. Years later the former RDC wanted to "friend' her on Facebook . It didn't happen. The emotional scarring was still too…Continue
Well it's been 5 days I will soon be able to send Jace a letter letting him know I have kept my promise , NO eating out and exercising regularly. I have been watching videos on You Tube of the first week and what their going through. You know, it helped. I think it is true, It doesn't get easier You get stronger as a Navy Mom. Just as our kids are getting stronger. Stay strong Mom's <3
My husband and I just got home from PIR. It went by so fast!
Friday after lunch, we just walked around a mall near the base. Then I found a park with an old fort on Lake Michigan: Fort Sheridan, Moraine, IL. You can park and walk along the beach. It was quiet, but windy, of course. Then dinner and back to the base.
Today, his flight to A school was later in the evening, so we picked him up at the airport and took him to our hotel for a hot shower and a nap.
Added by Skooter64 on April 13, 2014 at 12:09am — No Comments
Day 2 of boot camp for Jace and no eating out plus exercise daily for me. We all know Boot camp is not easy or we assume it isn't. Well not eating out is not easy for this Mom. I would eat out twice a day at least 3 times a week and once a day almost every day. Good lord, now that I say it, it sounds absurd.
So I told my son I will not go out to eat for the next 8 weeks and I will exercise…Continue
My son is a "Depper", due to leave at the end of July. I was wondering if anyone else has a child with learning disabilites in the Navy. He's smart, but he learns just a little differently. He's been working so hard, he must have lost at least 25 pounds in preparation!
I am so thankful I found this site. After I got accepted this morning, I was contacted by a member on chat. We chatted about various things for almost 2 1/2 hours. It was really what I needed ! She helped me in so many ways I can't even describe it.
We took our first born boy down to the office on Monday. Said tearful goodbyes and left. I was ok for a while when we got home, but I felt really down. This day was set a long time ago. For months, it seemed so far away to us. Then it…
Philly (my son), graduated bootcamp on April 4th. He is now in SC in the Nuke school. I lost my other son in Nov. of last year. Phillip left in Feb. for boot camp. I went nuts!!! His father & I got to spend the day with him after grad. until our train left. I found him in his troop, my heart fell. I was so proud so him. I realize now my baby is a man! At night, I really miss my boys. Now, I Philly is only a phone call away. It's nice being able to talk to him after work. I'm doing a lot…Continue