My daughter left on Tuesday. Today is thursday I'm still waiting to hear from her. Hoping all the horror stories are untrue. Just want her to be strong and make it through boot camp. Man I never knew I would be so kid- sick. :((((
I joined this website so that I could get information to have some piece of mind while my SR is beginning her journey with the navy. I have kept my personal life pretty private so that I am not judged or kicked out of any groups because I do not want to lose the little piece of mind that I have left. But, lately I have been reading so many different things and I am driving myself crazy. I would like to explain my situation and if anyone can give insight I would appreciate…Continue
I thought I was doing great. I wasn't crying, or whining about my son being gone. Today I realized I needed to change what I was doing though. I was writing to him every day, thinking of him constantly, and had retreated into my house. Waiting in the silence. Waiting for the box, or letters. Today I got up at 8:30, and did little things around the house. By 10:30 I took a nap. I wasn't especially sleepy, just tired. I realized at noon, that this was not good. I cannot retreat into silent…Continue
So it has been one week today or 7 days since my daughter has left, I got the box, but no letter yet. I peruse every single photo posted in the hopes of seeing her. Just a glimpse into what she is doing. She told me not to call her recruiter, which I did not until yesterday (Broke my promise)...Thank, heaven he did not answer. This baby of mine (20 year old baby) has left for two weeks to Paraguay and it did not upset me as bad. Some days are better than others. There are a lot of Mom’s and…Continue
Erin is at MEPS right now, clearing her final medical, getting travel briefings, etc. I will leave very soon to go
witness her swearing in ceremony and then dash to the airport to wait with her until she departs for bootcamp.
I thought I would be terribly sad this morning knowing the day has come to kiss her so-long (hate goodbyes).
I am not sad. I am full of excitement and pride for the young woman I have raised. I will miss her horribly, but I know
this is the…Continue
They lay this newborn in my hands
Who could have known he’d someday protect this great land
Memories cascade of when he was my baby
Today my son stands tall in the United States Navy
A parent plants seeds, morals, spirit and love
Their child takes flight on the…Continue
Thursday 2:02 p.m Central time, my phone rang and I saw 847 area code, I knew who it was. I said, "Hello Hello, Brian" and He answered, "Mom I am a Sailor" we both were so excited and yes I cried..we spoke for a few minutes and then he said, "Mom, we took pictures in my Blue Uniform", he told me "I put them in the mail to you" and he said "Mom, I picked the one I was smiling in because I remembered you always said, "Brian you have a a beautiful Smile!"...I…Continue
I know my brother still needs to get through boot camp and A School first, but I was wondering what happens after that? He is supposed to be a groomsman in my destination wedding in October, which is conveniently pretty much right next to NAS Pensacola, within 10 miles. I have a slim glimmer of hope he could get stationed there which would really help with travel!
Hey NavyDolls. I havent been on here in a long time, but im back. Just to catch u up on whats been going on with me and my bf....He graduated Feb 3rd from Basic and went to A school following that for a couple of weeks. Close to about a month. Then he got leave for 10 days and he came back to Oakland to visit fam/friends. Now he's stationed in San Diego and just working there until deployment. But he called me today and they told him they are flying him out to his ship Monday. Im happy for…Continue
Someone came looking for help yesterday. Her recruiter gave her a address. After being he she noticed that she didnt have a ship and div number. She called the recruiter back and was told that they aren't needed. RTC keeps commenting on their page information about getting the address from recruiters. This was the last posting that they did.
We frequently experience complaints from loved ones in regards to the mail delivery at RTC. We would like to offer some insight…Continue
Empty-nest syndrome is the name given to a psychological condition that can affect a woman around the time that one or more of her children leave home. In 2009, with unprecedented numbers of young people going to college, it is so common that Parentline Plus have actually established an advice line for people who have it.
It's not a term you'll find in many medical text books, but it has become a useful phrase for encapsulating the feelings of sadness and loss that many women…
This is a letter written that helped her recruit see who they really are;
I want you to be happy in your life’s choices and where ever you go and what ever you do…The friendships you will make will be for a life time. Your superiors who are yelling at you now, I know is hard to comprehend but they will be your friends, leaders and mentors for your Life. You will see that everything they teach you, tell you and show you will forever be a guidance for you…
I am so happy that this website is here and I am happy I was accepted. I was reading some of the other blog post and realized that I am not alone. My son Damien decided he wanted to join the Navy and of course I wasnt happy about it because he is my only child. But after going with him to the recruiters and talking with them I feel much better about it. So since he is only 17 when he decided to join I agreed to sign the papers,and I figured he would join in April anyways because thats when…Continue
TIGER CRUISE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
Q. Does anyone know what is going on with the Tiger Cruise?
A. The Tiger Cruise Committee have been hard at work preparing for the up coming Tiger Cruise. Some of you may have read in the power point that the registration and medical forms were due by April 11th, that deadline has been shifted to the right. Forms were due April…
If being able to express your emotions here helps you be more calm with your sailor recruit when he/she calls, then please by all means feel free to express yourself here. It is an open forum. I would suggest however that anyone who is overwrought take a step back, take a deep breath and find ways to get through the rough part now before that important call from your recruit comes in. The recruits are probably experiencing an…
When does the hurting get better? I'll be fine one minute and a basket case the next.
Was the voice mail message left to me from my step son on Tuesday, January 11th. Oh how I hated that I missed that call, but the voice mail he left me made my heart smile. “Ms. Paulie, I passed my test! I’m gonna be a NUKE” my step son excitingly yells into my voice mail. “Call me back, I might miss your call I’m going to be helping my grandparents. I love you Ms. Paulie! THANK YOU for everything you’ve done for me!” (A voice mail message I will not delete from my…Continue
Since the blog area is more about putting down your thoughts her are mine.
My son left for MEPS in Spokane, Washington this morning. At the same time we are expecting a big winter storm. We live 3 hrs south of Spokane. I decided yesterday that we wouldn't be going to see the swearing in and I feel really bad about it. It better dump alot of snow or I'll be mad!
Yesterday we decided to have a family day where we all hung out and did what he wanted to do. Good thing it was…Continue
This is going to be one of the hardest things I will experience. My son joined the Navy last Thursday I am so proud of him it is hard to let go our family has always been the 3 Musketeers Me and my 2 boys. He graduates May 10 from high school in arkansas then Aug 07 he leaves for Great Lakes. We talk everyday and he come to work to see me all the time it is going to be so hard not to see his face. Michael is so determined he joined boy scouts because it would help his military career his…Continue