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…Continue
Added by CodyCyleMum16 on August 19, 2014 at 2:18pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by NAVYMOM227 on July 30, 2014 at 9:58pm — No Comments
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…Continue
I'm thinking about my son. Worried. Hoping he's ok. Tears flowing when I think about it. Anyone got any advice?
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
just looking for people i can talk to about what it feels like having a loved one in the navy.
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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,…Continue
is there a group for the uss Donald cook?
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
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…Continue
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