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
Please stop talking about ship movements on public forums. This is not only extremely DANGEROUS for our sailors but it can get their email cut off and shut them out from their loved ones for days weeks and months. So please SHUT UP about ship movements and future port of calls. Help keep our sailors safe so that they can return home. THANK YOU!
I have known this day was coming and have been mentally and physically preparing! Now they are forecasting a lot of snow to come on the day he goes so I will have to send him with his dad and a friend on the 1 1/2 hours drive to get him there in this 4-8 inches of snow they are forecasting. I was not prepared to say see ya later early! Why mother nature why? I know he will be fine, but I don't want to look like one of those parents who don't care! Melinda
Hello, my child is currently in boot camp and I have spoken to him twice (three including the "I arrived okay" call) and both my husband, daughter, and I have recieved a letter from him. The first call he seemed a bit down as well as his letters stating the PT part is what he expected and is fine with but the emotional part is really hard for him my SR has only been away and not seen us for 3 days but we still spoke with him every night. I have been strong around my SR and he has only seen…Continue
I am always talking about My SR, let me share a little of my husband.
Still waiting on my letter, hopefully it will be here today...
If not, I refuse to bake the mailman anymore cookies...LOL! I have sent letters out all week. I miss my only son so much.
I wanted to share some of the silliest things my husband says to lighten my heart and reassure me that our son is ok.
and his mother is mess.
My husband said if I keep mailing him letters all he is gonna…Continue
I want to write all of this down before I forget.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Waukegan. It was excellent!!! The beds and pillows were so comfy! We got a suite with a couch and were able to sit and visit. There was about 10 of us in the room visiting. Hide-a-bed not so comfortable. All family stayed at the same hotel. It made it easier.
The breakfast was great! It was very close to the base and very easy to get to.
Take a roll of quarters if you drive for…Continue
Ok, here I am again a worry wart....
Questions...I wrote my son several letters and sent them out.
My son and I have a thing about qouting Disney movies, We try and guess what Disney movie the qoute came from.
Just one of the silly things we do. On one of his envelopes I want to put some Disney stamps on them just because I know he will get a big smile on his face when he see's them. The mother in me worries that this is to juvenile and this might bring attention to him.…Continue
looking over RTC website it has immunization records as an item needed. Sons recruiter said he didn't need it. He leaves for BC Feb 3. Can anyone help with this? Did your son or daughter need this when they left for BC. He has been in the DEP. Thanks in advance for any replies.
My son got sent from his base in Hawaii to Sigonella, Sicily back in November. We have been able to touch base with him only once Christmas Day through the internet and have tried to send messages on Facebook. I sent him cards but he did not receive them so I am afraid to send any packages, and I feel bad that we were not able to send anything for Christmas and for his birthday. Any help anyone can give me as to where to start to find a viable address so I can send him his gifts I would…Continue