Luke said that I talk a lot on this site. I didn't ask him how he knew this. I hope he didn't get razzed but honestly oreo queens, we have added a lot of positive creative loving fun energy to the world by our companionship these last 8 weeks. I am a better woman because of all of our conversation and love. thank you so much.
I got my "I'M A SAILOR" call while driving up to see him. We were planning on stopping for lunch anyway, so I was glad, since I was driving. We exited quickly and we all got to talk. Boy, he sounded exahusted, but very proud of himself !
Well ladies, I am in Davenport, Iowa. We plan on dropping off my pooches off to my sister in Lansing, then back to the Chicago area to the Ramada where we will be staying. I hope I will have time today to make a sash.
Well Mama's, they did it !!! Despite all the setbacks, loss of privileges, and stuggles, they kept at it. They might not realize it now, but by being in the Division that "sucked at everything" (my son's words), it made them stronger than the other Divisions. It changed their way of thinking...it is no longer about their individual sucesses, but how to make the group suceed. So important for their new life. That is hard lesson for those who never had a problem being the best at what they did.
Well, we are checking out of the hotel and will be on our way. I can't wait to meet each and everyone of you! You have made these last 8 weeks soooo much easier. You all are such awesome women!
"A special note of thanks"
To the Petty Officers, and RDC of Ship 13 Div 247,
I just wanted to thank you all for helping my son Charley get through the trials of Boot Camp, but especially for the way you handled the passing of his grandfather, and taking him to the Chaplin. He told us that she was very kind in his moment of loss. Charley has matured quite a bit over these past weeks, and I know that you, as well as these mothers of our recruits, were in a big part responsible for the maturity that he has gained.
26 years ago I went through Boot Camp at RTC/NTC San Diego. I lost my grandmother while I was there. My Company Commander helped me through a tough time. I'll never forget his kindness during that time, as I'm sure Charley will remember yours.
To the mothers, grandmothers, wives, and extended family here at Navy for Mom's,
Thank you all, for all the prayers, and support during all of Boot Camp, and my family's time of loss. I'll never be able to express how much it's all meant to me and my family.
Well, I guess I am busted for chatting too much on this Website, but I have to say I am not sorry, right Moms???????? Go N4Ms!!!!!!!!!!! Charlie (Jorge) told Mari that his Chief has been reading our website. That if he meets me he will feel like he knows me. I have to say this website beats Farmville, hummm and I do love Farmville, I have put Farmville in the back-burner since Charlie left.
Okay Sir if you are out there reading this entry, would you like to be my Farmville Friend, lol. Oh and have an Oreo cookie on me, okay? Great Job Sir. I send you all my thanks from a mom that loves her son very very much. He has always made me proud. Okay Sir I am serious you got to play some Farmville I am pretty good at it, heeeheee. Well, I have to say Sir, Charlie is a better man because of the Navy and it could not have been without you and his team..
See you all Friday... Safe trip moms... Hope to see you Sir on Friday.
so sorry i didn't get to meet you all either. that was the only down part of a wonderful weekend. i really missed meeting you all. we got in late after a long trip that included some crazy attempts to land in what seemed to be a monsoon in Milwaukee. Then went to Michigan, and then back to Milwaukee.
It was a weekend and a ceremony that i will remember forever. And I'll always remember this group of moms who changed my BC experience from one of worry and missing to an experience of community with strong loving gutsy and big hearted women. thank you!