I think my son will be enlisting very soon. He at least wants us to meet with the recruiter before he takes that next step. I find myself excited for him - he really wants to do this. Right now, at least, I'm not even too nervous about him leaving (but I'm sure that will change!). I don't know how long we will have between his enlisting and shipping out, or how often we will be able to be in contact - either by phone or in person. But I have a few more days to make my list of questions and…Continue
Added by TJR's Proud Mom on January 31, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Last night our family gathered at a local restaurant to honor my dad on his 77th birthday. Afterwards I went to my sister's home to plan my daughter's Anchors Aweigh party because my sister is awesome at party planning. The rest of the family, not wanting the evening to end, followed us back to her house and we spent sweet fellowship together as an extended family. As I reflect on these things this morning I am struck by the rich heritage my dad passed down to his family. A Navy man for…Continue
Added by DepthCharge4 on January 31, 2015 at 12:12pm — No Comments
I got up this morning and looked at all the beautiful pictures of Navy families proud of their Sailors. And I it inspired me so much that I needed to blog this. My daughter is just days away February 4, 2015 and everyday for me personally is bittersweet, I'm so proud of her bravery and ambition to want this. This was her goal for the longest yet I hate to see my baby go, but her Chief Petty Officer recruit visit our home, with such a sunny spirit and gave us the best reassurance of my…Continue
Jan. 29, 2015
I wake today in the early morn
My thoughts consumed with my first born.
He’s hard at work at Navy Recruit Training Command
I miss him so, he will never understand.
His voice, his charm and his big heart,
Are with me as each day starts.
His big blue eyes and awesome smile,
I carry with me all the while.
No call, no mail, no contact yet.
But today is a day we will never forget.
It pains me that you are…Continue
Hi every one!!!
I am looking for a FaceBook group regarding Aviation Mechanic Mate (AM) My Sailor is learning to become one. I too want to learn all there is to learn about it. I feel it will help me better understand her when she is deployed and she is talking in Navy terminology.…Continue
I can't believe I'm almost an empty-nester! Seems I've been waiting for this a loooong time. And yet.... I know I will miss them all! Let me tell you a bit about my journey. When I married their dad 26 years ago, I wanted nothing more than to be a stay-at-home Mom and wife. Through God's grace, I had the privilege of doing just that. I was able to manage a busy household of five on one income, paid once a month at the end of the month for 21 years. God led us to home educate…Continue
Added by DepthCharge4 on January 26, 2015 at 9:48pm — No Comments
Is there any way to get extras tickets for my sons Boot Camp Graduation? I have been told we only get 4, and I could use 2 more.
1/26/15 As I miss my boy each day (its only been 6 days today) I took refuge on N4M only to feel so overwhelmed by it all. Its a great thing to have this site but there's so much info and so many groups the only consolation I have is seeing all the other mom's who are missing their sons/daughters too:)
I am not sure what to do next. I don't know his PIR (oh and all the acronyms I'm on information overload) I've already sent 5 letters as I did get his correct address from our…Continue
Added by momma02 on January 25, 2015 at 8:45am — No Comments
I got my first letter today! I'm missing my son so much. but I'm so very proud. Praying every day and night. keeping him and all the other recruits in lifted in prayer. Talked to him last Monday, missed my first phone call on Sunday, but I'm glad we talked, he's doing good. My son is in Great Lakes, IL. USS Marvin Shields,Ship 13,096. I can't wait to see him in February!
I am looking to see if there are any other recruits swearing in at the Chicago Bulls Game on April 15th. My son was chosen to do this and its a great honor for him and us as well. We inquired if the Navy had special pricing to attend the game and the answer was NO- which I was shocked on. I also called United Center and we can get a group rate with 25+ attendees...... I raeally want to attend this event as it will be very special and the last time we will see him, Anyone out there?
Yesterday marked 6 months of losing Michael. I was angry and wanted to call the detective on the case and just bitch him out. As were other friends and family.
My sister-in-law sent me a email that reminded me of the things that I really already knew but needed someone to give it to me straight. She suggested that I do something and encourage everyone to do something positive to honor Michael. I did everything I set out to do.Posted on his page. I gave a donation to the pit-bull…
We got Thomas' BOX yesterday and got our first letter today. It was a form letter, but who cares! He's on Ship 11 Div 106....graduation date is 03/06/15! Can't wait!Continue