Well it was a countdown that started almost a year ago and now we are down to weeks before my son leaves for basic. The next couple of weeks are going to certainly fly because there is so much going on between now and his ship date of July 7th. I have been keeping my mind busy by putting together his high school graduation party/going away party. I had to have his party the week before he actually graduates because there was no time in between graduation date of June 28th and his leave…Continue
So I have never blogged before but thought I would start....trying to figure out ways to connect with my son who is at RTC. When I say connect I don't mean literally, I mean when he can't write. So I have taken on my own style "bootcamp". I run, bike, do pushups (YES!!! modified), sit up (every inch off the ground is a plus) anything physical everyday. This is when I connect with my son. I mentally send him positive thoughts, tons of love and as I have written I invoke whatever higher entity…Continue
I had a question for anyone who has had a problem with shipping their mail/packages. My daughter is deployed on the USS Normandy, I had sent her 2 packages on March 27th. The ship has had 5 mail dispersments so far...and she has not recieved any of her 2 packages. I tracked it and it hasent updated it shows, that it is still in Great Lakes, Chicago. It has been 1 month now. I have all the information correct and included a return address. I dont know what had happened,…Continue
My oldest son done all this stuff this week at meps and signed his papers. He will be leaving out for bootcamp the end of October. Trying to learn all this and get use to all of this. I have a little over 6 months of him being home with us before he leaves out. I am proud of him and glad he is doing something like this but at the same time being a mom I am worried about him.
Okay, so my husband is going from RTC to A-School which is still at Great Lakes. Does he get ANY time off after graduation to come stay the night with me? Or come spend the day with me and our daughter? I am kinda missing him a heck ton. He is going to Great Lakes for MM (machinist mate).
Just an update from my last post: We are about a week in and it seems to be getting better but I miss him so much!! Does anyone have significant…Continue
My daughter left today! I will be trying to wait patiently for my 30sec scripted phone call! I never imagined it to be this hard to let her go! I feel I am be selfish by all these tears but I am just being a mom! I have my 1st letter already written, just waiting for address.
This is my first blog post. My son has been in the Navy for one year now and we just found out that his home port will be overseas. How will we be able to communicate with him? I'm imagining the cell phone charges would be through the roof! Do they get leave time after being overseas awhile???
Help!!! My son will be too far away!
Hello all - this is my first post. My boy leaves for the Navy tomorrow, he's so excited! As a single mom, I feel a sense of accomplishment......I'm also freaking out a little bit and I keep cleaning the house and rearranging furniture. I bought him a steak dinner and told him how proud I am of him!
My daughter left yesterday 3/09/2015 for boot camp. got her last phone call @11:30 pm. cant believe I wont be able to talk with her everyday. she was very calm said she wasn't nervous that she was ready but just worried her mom wasn't doing ok. I told her that I will be fine as long as I know she is good. she said yup. I'm good mom I guess the next time I see u with be in Chicago. I am very proud and excited for her to start her new journey I stand watching her go from a little girl to…Continue
My son will go on his first deployment and I need to know about options for phones. Should we get an "interntional plan" on his existing phone or should he get a "pay as you go" phone...If he takes his phone, what should he turn off so we don't get all kinds of charges? If he uses the ship's phones, do they have access to it often? Should he take his computer on the ship? I have so many questions about how we will communicate while he is gone and how we should pay...
Have anyone had any experience with the educational benefits that are available for those on active duty-and do spouses have any? I am trying to be encouraging to my son (and his wife) but also don't want to "nag". But I would like to suggest some realistic options for them.
The days are quickly ticking off my calendar for Kate's ship out to Boot Camp. I am trying not to, but am finding it hard not to be jealous of my remaining time with her. She works full time, but also has at least two days off in between 24 hour shifts. I am extremely proud of her work ethic when she offers to pick up a 12 hour for a coworker, but that takes away from time I could spend with her. Her best friend attended paramedic school with her and they work at the same company, but…Continue
Uggg! Hello everyone. My daughter left on the 29th and I still haven't received anything did anyone 's who loved one left on that day receive anything???
I think my son will be enlisting very soon. He at least wants us to meet with the recruiter before he takes that next step. I find myself excited for him - he really wants to do this. Right now, at least, I'm not even too nervous about him leaving (but I'm sure that will change!). I don't know how long we will have between his enlisting and shipping out, or how often we will be able to be in contact - either by phone or in person. But I have a few more days to make my list of questions and…Continue