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Navy Life from Mom's point of veiw

I am trying to be connected I suppose because I miss my daughter. She went away for college, so I never thought there would be this mich missing her. But college was a phone call away or a 5 hour trip for one of us to take to get in some time together. And then there were winter spring and summer breaks. Now she is worldy and when I do get a call, the connection isn't all that great, and you try to jam in a couple words and talk over the sound of her voice! And there is always that… Continue

Added by Michiganbelle on June 22, 2014 at 1:14pm — 7 Comments

P-Days "Moment of Truth" Questions

I read from one recruit's experience that while in P-Days, there's a phrase called "moment of truth". The Cheifs or POs begin asking questions again-see if you've lied on any questions you were asked. Recruit said he was told to stand to answer his questions (by the interviewer).

But recruit said DO NOT STAND UP when answering any question because you're admitting to have been/are lying to their questions and BE SENT HOME ON THE SPOT. Then, he was asked if he's homesick. He answered… Continue

Added by mauiMom808 on June 19, 2014 at 4:39pm — 5 Comments

The clock is ticking

Soooo July 15 is approaching and picking up speed. I will be having a going away party for him on the 13th. So does anyone care to share how the night before their departure date went for the family? I know that he will swear in on the 15th and head to a hotel. I am curious to see how others played out that day.

Question: Does anyone have any stories about the physical attribute of boot camp from their sons??? I worry more than my son does so I don't know why if he's not concerned I… Continue

Added by Cali68 on June 16, 2014 at 9:45pm — 5 Comments

Where Do I Began??

 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…


Added by AveryMom on June 3, 2014 at 7:55pm — 17 Comments

I've passed (sort of) missing him, now I worry...

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,…


Added by Monkeymom on June 1, 2014 at 11:40pm — 4 Comments

uss donald cook

is there a group for the uss Donald cook?

Added by JOSHUAKEITH on May 22, 2014 at 4:04pm — 4 Comments

counting the Fridays

My son left a week ago tomorrow. I got home today and there was a note from Fed Ex... I missed the box. I cried to the Fed Ex guy that I talked to when he said the truck was out of the area and wouldn't be back until late tonight. I miss him so much. I know this is the best choice for him but I am really hating this. I hear it gets easier... 7 Fridays left.

Added by zacsfan on May 19, 2014 at 11:08pm — 11 Comments

PIR 5-16-14

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

He just got the call today.My future pilot

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…


Added by isupportmyson on May 14, 2014 at 2:00am — 4 Comments

Waiting Ship 04 Division 2341

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

Added by spooniemom on May 5, 2014 at 3:09pm — 1 Comment

building anxiety

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.  

Any advice??


Added by Cali68 on May 3, 2014 at 4:17pm — 5 Comments

There he goes...

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.  

Added by Normac on April 30, 2014 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

Over the moon happy!

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. …


Added by Jlin SHIP03 DIV190 on April 27, 2014 at 12:14am — 3 Comments

Survived the first night

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. 

Added by Linda on April 22, 2014 at 9:02am — 16 Comments

New Member

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?

Added by blond305 on April 15, 2014 at 6:11pm — 2 Comments

Learning Disabilities

My son left July 27 for Great Lakes.

Added by NovaMom on August 2, 2014 at 1:18pm — 16 Comments

Less than a Week to Go!

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.

Added by Skooter64 on April 4, 2014 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Having a very hard time....too much going on

My son leaves for GLNS in 2 days. i just found out yesterday my only brother (59 y/o) was diagnosed with inoperable cancer. he has gone so downhill in only 2 weeks. talked to our son and he did say he doesn't want bad news while at BC. Totally understand. i just can't stop crying. i need to be strong for our son but i'm having such a hard time holding it together! this has been the worst weekend of my life.

Added by Murphy122 on March 30, 2014 at 10:59pm — 10 Comments

Another New Mom

Hi, I'm so glad I found this site. My son left for BC on March 20th. Does anyone have a SR that left the same time? I haven't received his box or letter yet. Just anxious to have some information.

Added by Donna (Ship 4 Div 813) PIR 05/16 on March 25, 2014 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

One week till graduation.

A week from today my brother will be graduating. Unfortunately I will be watching from the stream bright and early at 6 am pacific. I know he's excited and looking forward for the ceremony. I'm making him his favorite snacks and one of the things he's been craving since he left for bootcamp, chocolate covered pretzels.

Added by HISsister on March 21, 2014 at 4:50pm — 2 Comments

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