Moms of USS Alexandria Sailors :)
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Started by Rebecca K. (SHIP13DIV247). Last reply by wsrluv2teach Sep 28, 2012.
Started by DDF45 Sep 23, 2012.
Started by Janice. Last reply by Karyn Mar 27, 2009.
Im so glad you heard from your son Rebecca..:)) i know its hard to not hear from them. Our oldest son heard from our Sailor via emails a few days ago and he said that he (our sailor) seems to be anxious to get home. He would be more honest with his brother about his feelings than he would me, so it was a little sad for me too. I dont think he wants me to worry. I too thought that the workload was relieved a little after the Dolphins??. I thought they would be able to put there feet up for at least a LITTLE!!...guess i was wrong. Ohhh...my son was on that dink (sp?) duty when he was on land and it was awful. He was on it for MONTHS!!!..its too much. His wife expects him to be home..spending time with her, friends, movies, etc....but he has to work so much, he just fell behind. Dont get me wrong...she is a trooper, she gave everything up to follow him up there, and we love her very much. Im proud that he made up for the lost time though, and was eventually pinned..:)) I hope your son gets to take a breath, and relax a little. I still say they should put a Navy Mom on every boat...lmao!
I finally received e-mail from my son! I also found out why he hasn't wrote us in a while. He fell behind in his studies. I thought after our submariners get their Dolphins that the workload would level off. I guess I was wrong, because he spoke of Quals that he need to study for and pass. Hearing from him was bitter sweet. I hate knowing that he's having a rough time at the moment. I hope and pray that everything will turn out great in the end.
Thank you Janlee for the response. Its good to know that our sailors are able to send out e-mails us. On the other hand, I'm still a little worried. As I've said before, when things go wrong for him he tends to be reclusive. This may sound bad, but I hope he's just got a little cold and he needs his rest now more than ever to get well. A cold is easier to mend, then a fractured or broken spirit. * I thank you for trying to ease my worries.* I don't know about you, but my mind tends to wonder and worry,when I haven't heard from my son in awhile; especially when e-mails can get through. I get trapped in all the 'what if' scenarios.
-Janlee thank you for telling me/us a little how the Halfday Celebration went. I'm glad to hear that your son had a really good time. From what you have shared it seems like the whole crew had a good time, except for maybe the Chiefs that lost the game. Lol.
I hope in you next letter to your son you can calm his worries over his upcoming wedding(Congratulations by the way). I hope things go smoothly for the crew of the Alex and all our boys will come home as planned, safe and sound. As you said, I'm sure family and friends would understand if there was a delay...Heaven forbid. I can't imagine his frustrations on planning a wedding while being deployed; by wanting to be a part of it but, not able to be there in person.-- If that is what you meant by feeling out of the loop.-- Or did you mean 'out of the loop' with him being stuck in his little world under the sea, away from all his love ones? Either way, I hope his spirits starts rising...and through your love and support (plus, friends and family) I'm sure it will. =)
Thank you fairwinds---and Rebecca..i heard from my son on saturday (emails) i received 2 of them. One was good and one was bad. He said they really had a good time on their Celebration Day. He went into detail as far as what they did. I was smiling the whole time i was reading it..:)...he said they had competitions, and one of the Cheifs lost and had to serve THEM dinner...etc...but his second letter was completely different. But it had more to do with the wedding we are planning....hes afraid they are going to be delayed and alot of people back here might be upset with him...which is not true, they all understand that a delay is always a possibility. i tried to tell him to NOT stress about anything at home. He really feels 'out of the loop',,,and it seemed to be bothering him that day. But to put your mind at ease...my son said they are all doing great!!..:)) hope this helps..:)
Since their last port, I haven't heard from my son via e-mail and its driving my bonkers. Usually, I would hear from him at least once every two weeks. I'm frustrated and I'm worried about his well being. He tends to become reclusive when things are going badly for him. I just hope he and the rest of his crewmates are doing and feeling great.
Janlee...Congratulations to your son on receiving his Dolphins! What a huge accomplishment for him. I'm sure your cup runneth over with pride, as it should be!
Thank you Rebecca..
Also Proudmom---i know that our son emailed us when he received his Dolphins about a month ago and we just received the letter in the mail yesterday. So if your son was pinned recently, maybe your letter is on its way..:))
Janlee- Try not second guess yourself. As moms we do the best we with what we have at the time being. I'm sure we all try to be the best moms we can be. =)
I'm sure your son appreciates the support you have given him.
Proudmom- I'm sorry you didn't receive a letter. I don't know why you didn't get one, or how to rectify it. I do know that the letter that we received was sent to us from the Captain of the boat. Maybe the Ombudsman can help you get a letter of recognition for your son receiving his Dolphins? --Just a suggestion (I know I would rather get a letter late, then not get one at all). I hope she is able to help you, if you decide to pursue this.
I never received a letter when my son reached dolphin status.
Thanks to everyone for the kind words. The word 'proud' doesnt seem to define it. We need a bigger word...lol..and congrats to all those whos sons have reached this goal and good luck to all those who are in the midst of it. I knew it was tough and stressful on them, but somehow it didnt sink in how tough it actually is on them until we received the letter. i feel as if i should have supported him more. Im new at this, as he is the first in our family to join the military..:)
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