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Featured Blog Posts (684)

The lump in my throat and the pride in my heart

The count down began months ago when we received the news regarding my sons official "deployment" date...8/22/14.  10 months...seems like a decade of time versus "boot camp" and "underways"

Underways prepare you ( somewhat ) for the periods of time you don't hear from your sailor. I became like a teenager with a school girl crush - watching and waiting for texts / emails or if I was lucky a PHONE CALL!! In my mind I knew he was never in harms ways since I assumed he was never that far…


Added by CodyCyleMum16 on August 19, 2014 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Navigating the Navy...and being completely lost!

 I recently started dating a submariner (further more to be referred to as Hercules) on the USS Alabama and he truly is the most wonderful man I have ever known...right after my father of course. I've never been seriously involved with a man in the Navy before and its all so new and shiny...and confusing! 

 He tries so hard to keep me updated on whats going on and explain things to me but it all gets lost in translation. Not to mention its barely been a couple of months and…


Added by Megara on August 12, 2014 at 4:04am — 2 Comments

Am I the Only Excited Mom? Why are There So Many Sad Moms??

On every site related to our recruits, I see post after post of parents who are so sad about their child being in boot camp.  I'm very close to my son but I'm beginning to feel abnormal.  It is hard not to be able to talk to him any time I want but I am so proud of what he is doing so it's hard to be sad.  I am so happy that he has made good decisions for his future and is creating a valuable life for himself.  Sure, I hang up the phone and cry when I do get those rare phone calls but what…


Added by pattieg on August 2, 2014 at 2:52pm — 27 Comments

Ache in a Mother's Heart

I feel everything that everyone is saying. I was able to talk to my son 2 wks and 4 days after he left. It broke my heart coz his voice was cracking. I can tell its hard on him. I had to be strong for the both of us and cheer him on. I need him to be strong. His daughter need him to be strong. I miss him. His room is soo clean coz I keep going in there. His daughter can't sleep. She's looking for her daddy. She's only one yr and 1 month. Today, she saw my son's picture and kissed it several… Continue

Added by NAVYMOM227 on July 30, 2014 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Our Daughter left for Bootcamp 2 days ago

Our daughter left for bootcamp on Wednesday and will say this is one of the hardest things a mom/parent can go through.  My husband and I know it will get easier but these first few days are sooo hard.  She just graduated high school and now has left for a wonderful new experience.  We are grateful for our son that is still in high school and plays football.  This has helped as it keeps us busy. 

I came to this page and so far am soo happy.  With everyones questions and responses, I…


Added by AzNavymom on July 25, 2014 at 5:25pm — 16 Comments

it's only day 2 at OCS

I'm thinking about my son.  Worried. Hoping he's ok.  Tears flowing when I think about it.  Anyone got any advice?  

Added by Twostateshome on July 21, 2014 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Got "the box" today!

My SR's box finally showed up today!!!  I'm hoping I get "the letter" tomorrow.  I am waiting to send him letters and can't wait to finally hear from him!!!  Good luck to all who are still waiting for their SR's box!  :-)

Added by NancyB59 on July 16, 2014 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Navy Girlfriend Newbie

just looking for people i can talk to about what it feels like having a loved one in the navy.

Added by Vianca92 on July 9, 2014 at 7:49pm — 4 Comments

From boy to man in 10 seconds flat!

My son has now been away for six days. Including his travel day.  He should be getting out of P-days either tomorrow or the next.  While he was in DEP for  many months,  I began to cherish my time with him more and more. It wasn't until the last month of him being home that I really started to feel it.  Finally, the last days before his departure were the hardest. I was also PMS'ing, so my emotions were tender to say the least.  Finally the day came to say goodbye.  I dreaded hearing his…


Added by Bensma SHIP 14 DIV 260 PIR on June 29, 2014 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Mixed Emotions

My son leaves for BC in just a matter of days...I'm not sure I can really actually describe what I'm feeling.  One moment I'm perfectly fine, the next I'm sobbing, the next I'm feeling worried about something stupid and then I'm perfectly fine again. I feel like some alien from some whacked out emotional planet came and occupied my body.  I am certainly not my normal happy-go-lucky, roll with whatever happens, kind of person right now.  It's so hard to have to hide my emotions at times.  I…


Added by Sierrascrapper (ET3 T-Track) on June 27, 2014 at 3:30am — 14 Comments

Navy Life from Mom's point of veiw

I am trying to be connected I suppose because I miss my daughter. She went away for college, so I never thought there would be this mich missing her. But college was a phone call away or a 5 hour trip for one of us to take to get in some time together. And then there were winter spring and summer breaks. Now she is worldy and when I do get a call, the connection isn't all that great, and you try to jam in a couple words and talk over the sound of her voice! And there is always that… Continue

Added by Michiganbelle on June 22, 2014 at 1:14pm — 7 Comments

P-Days "Moment of Truth" Questions

I read from one recruit's experience that while in P-Days, there's a phrase called "moment of truth". The Cheifs or POs begin asking questions again-see if you've lied on any questions you were asked. Recruit said he was told to stand to answer his questions (by the interviewer).

But recruit said DO NOT STAND UP when answering any question because you're admitting to have been/are lying to their questions and BE SENT HOME ON THE SPOT. Then, he was asked if he's homesick. He answered… Continue

Added by mauiMom808 on June 19, 2014 at 4:39pm — 5 Comments

The clock is ticking

Soooo July 15 is approaching and picking up speed. I will be having a going away party for him on the 13th. So does anyone care to share how the night before their departure date went for the family? I know that he will swear in on the 15th and head to a hotel. I am curious to see how others played out that day.

Question: Does anyone have any stories about the physical attribute of boot camp from their sons??? I worry more than my son does so I don't know why if he's not concerned I… Continue

Added by Cali68 on June 16, 2014 at 9:45pm — 5 Comments

Where Do I Began??

 Where do I began? I can't tell you the last time I been on here.  I posted comments, even connected with NavyMoms like myself who kid(s) have just started boot camp, graduated, went to A school, & stationed to many different parts of the United States or overseas.  My son finished A school, was looking forward to coming home for the holidays.  The day he left to come home, my father died unexpectedly!!!!  I had to wait to my son came home to tell him I had to leave the following morning…


Added by AveryMom on June 3, 2014 at 7:55pm — 17 Comments

I've passed (sort of) missing him, now I worry...

I specifically joined this group on a day that I had a breakdown. My son is deployed but not for too long, but longer than ever before. There are so many negative shipmates that are in his ear. Although I keep reminding him how many plans he had in the Navy, how many dreams for his future he had, he over rules me with his own negativity. I'm worried. I encourage him and send scriptures and try to inspire him. I remind him to stay clear of negative people an he agrees. He is bigger than this,…


Added by Monkeymom on June 1, 2014 at 11:40pm — 4 Comments

uss donald cook

is there a group for the uss Donald cook?

Added by JOSHUAKEITH on May 22, 2014 at 4:04pm — 4 Comments

counting the Fridays

My son left a week ago tomorrow. I got home today and there was a note from Fed Ex... I missed the box. I cried to the Fed Ex guy that I talked to when he said the truck was out of the area and wouldn't be back until late tonight. I miss him so much. I know this is the best choice for him but I am really hating this. I hear it gets easier... 7 Fridays left.

Added by zacsfan on May 19, 2014 at 11:08pm — 11 Comments

PIR 5-16-14

A big Congratulations to our Sailors who graduated today! Us moms proudly support you and the families that love you! And a big Congratulations to the Sailors' families. You have raised heros and sacrificed your time and effort to get them here. Have a wonderful night and BRAVO ZULU!!!!!!

Added by Midnightboatride on May 16, 2014 at 11:56pm — No Comments

He just got the call today.My future pilot

My son got the call he was waiting for today. He was selected for pilot, a dream come true for him. We were walking across the University campus taking a few last photos when it happened, so we were together. He just graduated Saturday. Summa Cum Laude, Honors College. I am so proud of him. He could have done anything  he wanted. This is what he wants. Now he has a month of study abroad in Chile left before OCS. I am so happy he will spend the month of June with us at home before all of this…


Added by isupportmyson on May 14, 2014 at 2:00am — 4 Comments

Waiting Ship 04 Division 2341

My SR was in Ship 09 Div 170, he had a knee injury and now in Sip 04 Div 2341.  How long does this take?  Will he graduate?  Does he go immediately to A school?  Please help if you know any answers.  Thanks

Added by spooniemom on May 5, 2014 at 3:09pm — 1 Comment

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