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Day 10

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! …


Added by Jlin SHIP03 DIV190 on April 18, 2014 at 10:45am — No Comments

EOD Contract

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?

Added by sportsmomof2 on April 17, 2014 at 8:43pm — 5 Comments

Diago Garcia

Where is that.. I'm so sad.. I can't believe it overseas why..? we just did boot camp I was hoping to have him here In the US I'm so uncomfortable right now.. Please someone give some piece of mind.. I do realize this is what he wanted but WOW.. I'm so speechless. Now I won't see him..

Added by Jennie C on April 17, 2014 at 5:56pm — 5 Comments

Fighting the fear

So it's almost 2 weeks since he left home and started this journey we are all on with him. I didn't sleep much the first week but the fatigue finally won out and I'm sleeping all night now. I am having a hard time focusing while at work though. I find myself sitting in a meeting sneaking a peek at all your posts on my cell phone - absorbing everything you ladies say. I worry about getting a call that something has gone wrong - like the mom who's son has shin splints or the young man who is… Continue

Added by MommaShep on April 15, 2014 at 10:36pm — 3 Comments

Day 7

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…


Added by Jlin SHIP03 DIV190 on April 15, 2014 at 10:01pm — 14 Comments

finding my son on facebook

A friend of mine can see her son's book camp pictures on facebook. Is this possible?

Added by Vida on April 15, 2014 at 8:44pm — 3 Comments

New Member

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?

Added by blond305 on April 15, 2014 at 6:11pm — 1 Comment

Week One and "The Box"

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…


Added by AZBmom on April 15, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments

PIR 5/30

I think I figure it out CBSmom!!!that was a pain,lol

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

Added by Jlin SHIP03 DIV190 on April 14, 2014 at 8:34pm — 2 Comments

Hi Ship 09 Div 180,  we finally got to hear our daughter's voice on Saturday, we are grateful that she sounds good!!  

Hi Ship 09 Div 180,  we finally got to hear our daughter's voice on Saturday, we are grateful that she sounds good!!



Added by Motherrr09 on April 14, 2014 at 1:11pm — 2 Comments

Leaves Monday April 21st 2014

My son leaves next Monday April 21st. Had a wonderful Anchor Aweigh party this weekend with family. This has been a 10 month journey to finally be happening is surreal. I could not be prouder of my sons decision. My heart aches with the thought of him leaving. Not telling him to turn down the music or pick up your clothes etc Life will be different but that's ok. What a wonderful website this is to support moms on this journey. Hope I can hold it together next week. I told him no good byes only… Continue

Added by Linda on April 13, 2014 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments


Skooter64 posted:

"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."

Or not.

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…


Added by CryptoDad on April 13, 2014 at 12:06pm — 6 Comments

Day 5

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

Thanks for…


Added by Jlin SHIP03 DIV190 on April 13, 2014 at 11:13am — 1 Comment

Home from PIR

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. 

He's very…


Added by Skooter64 on April 13, 2014 at 12:09am — No Comments

I received a Personalized letter Yesterday

My daughter said that they got there on Tuesday night and they made them stay up till Wednesday night! !! She said they were all literally falling asleep while they wrote... She said its Really not that bad at All& that the food is good.... They have here a hair cut and the lady said "I'm gonna give u long layers so u won't look like a mushroom"... She said Mom "I literally look like a Mushroom"Lol. ... They do have to be up at 4am everyday! !! She did say they were just processing them and… Continue

Added by Debra ship9div180 on April 11, 2014 at 1:41pm — 6 Comments

Boot camp for him, no eating out for me. :-/

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…


Added by Jlin SHIP03 DIV190 on April 11, 2014 at 12:18am — 3 Comments

Learning Disabilities

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!

Added by NovaMom on April 10, 2014 at 11:04pm — 2 Comments

Letting go

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…


Added by AZBmom on April 10, 2014 at 1:57pm — 10 Comments

ship03, USSHopper, Division 127

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…


Added by Kelley on April 10, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

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