New navy mom here,
I've been reading the blogs of those moms who received the first call home and those who just said goodbye. It is comforting. My son ships out on July 15th and wonder if there are any other moms with that date also.
I am so excited for my Garret, but my heart is getting heavier and heavier as the days get closer. He is my baby of 2 and will miss him beyond words.
We dropped Bryce off at the Recruiters office today. He will go through prep and stay overnight. We will see his official swear in between 9am and 10am and be able to spend some time together until he leaves for his flight to the Great Lakes training center. Wow! It's here and it is happening. Sad and happy at the same time.
I got a call from my son today, I was at work and my cell range, I let it go to voice mail but it went off again. My client I was giving a hair cut to says someone wants to talk to you bad, so I picked up and heard HI MOM! OMG!!! I hope every Mom get's to heat those words soon.
He sounded so good, so up beat and happy. He had some dental work done. Said it wasn't to bad. …Continue
I had no idea how hard this was going to be. We took our son to the recruiters office yesterday morning. He did manage to give me a call last night from the hotel. This morning he will be officially swearing in and off to the Chicago. I know in my head this is a wonderful journey we are on . He is living his dream but my heart is so sad. I hope he gets a chance to call me while traveling today. Waiting for the scripted call tonight.
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?
PIR in six days! I just can't wait to see my sailor (as he will be). They are wearing blues, not whites. I like that. There is nothing like a son in a great uniform to make a mama proud. I'm packing extra tissues. I'm pretty sure I'm going to cry a lot of happy tears.
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My son just left for RTC. You would think I would be use to this, my oldest son graduated RTC in May of 2006, and since that time, is now in the Army stationed in Germany. But this is my youngest, and we are very close. I am happy for him. He loves the medical field and will be a Corpsman. His dreams are all coming through. But it is still hard already not having him here to talk to. I am happy and sad all at the same time.
Our son is graduating sometime in November (he leaves for boot on 9-9) and I just want to have an idea of a good, decent, inexpensive hotel near the base. Any ideas?
Hello Moms of PIR 2/28/14...Div 092, and other Divisions,
This is a FYI, I am not sure if most of you know that the (Facebook) page of the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command has a wonderful page of tons of Division pictures of our kids in boot camp.How they post these is they throw out Trivia Tuesday questions,and the first one to guess it wins a published picture of a desired Division.I was fortunate to get a glimpse of my son,He is in Ship 14 Div. 092, so any Moms of this Div. Go…Continue
My husband and I went to see him swear in. I have rarely felt so moved in my life. I'm proud and sad and everything at once. We stayed with him at the airport until the last hour and half. He called from O'Hare and now we wait.
This is as hard as I thought it was going to be, but I know it is going to be worth it all.
As many of us in America have been affected by the economic crisis. My older daughter graduated from college with a big deb and us barely making it. My little one was the most affected. She slept in friends homes and my husband was struggling finding a job while living at my sister little apartment. Finally he moved to live with his sick mother and I went to do volunteer work in order to have a room and food. While my little one worked as a food server in a restaurant. She managed to get…Continue
You will hear faint noises, thinking it is them..walking through the door. See a reminder and their face pops in your head. You'll have a moment where you want to turn around laughing to share it with them and its empty space. Everyday I stand proud that raised such an amazing young woman. Everyday I cry hoping she doesn't feel lonely, praying she feels my love and takes strength from that. Everyday I want to hug and kiss her when she lays down at night. Everyday i want to hear her voice for…Continue