"Asking prayers for my son. He has been in since 2011, got stationed in Pearl Harbor right out of A school and is supposed to be there the rest of his time.Well, today I get a text from him out of the blue that says "There is an IA available in…"
"Maybe we can get a jump on praying for those taking the advancement test this time. My son Andrew has been a GM2 for years--he wants and needs the GM1 so much! Please pray for his success this time! "
Hi My son Officier Bryan Bradley is waiting to go to OCS. I brought him a Catholic Medal and had it blessed. I hope they call him soon. Glad they have Mass for them. Thanks Doris Bradley Arlington Texas
Hi Julie, I see that you had PIR last week. I'm sure it was awesome. Did you go to mass Sunday at the base? I hope you did. I have some pics on my page, very emotional. Actually your son would be in the pics if he was at church on 5/4 because he would have been the next graduates that were called up to the front. Where did you get the medal on the Catholic Mom's page? I've seen the Mariner's Cross, but not that. Patrick is in Pensacola now and went to mass this past Sunday at Corry Station but he said he was the only sailor there. they told them that was going to be the last Catholic Mass there because of having low attendance and difficulty getting a priest. He said he'll have to go to the NAS, but would have to take a shuttle if they have one until we can get his car down to him. We told him how proud we were that he continued to go to Mass. He was so mad that he Missed Easter Mass because they didn't tell him it was at 6am, until it was 11 am. But he went every other week.
I just noticed that you had messaged me on the Catholic Moms site on April 25th. I guess I missed it. Thank you for going to mass for Drew. My mom was very, very ill when she was little and the whole time I was growing up. She had epilepsy, grand mal (not sure if I spelled this right), diabetes, allergies to almost every medication you can imagine, and was very disabled. She would have walking seizures where she did not know what she was doing. She would get out of the car if my dad parked somewhere and went in a store, and we would have to find her. One of us (5 of us) always had to sit behind the sacristy at mass with her in case she fainted. Then we would have to go out into the church to find my dad. I still jump every time I hear a loud bump in church. I remember kneeling around her bed every night, all 5 of us kids and my dad, to say the entire rosary, not just a decade. We would be falling asleep in the middle of it. Then I married a man who had been raised as a Jehovah's Witness from the age of 9 or 10. He was not longer a Jehovah's Witness, but they really are taught to dislike Catholic ways. Many of them are former Catholics. So ... I was not allowed to baptize my babies (you're only allowed one baptism so you should know it when you have it done), or force them to come to church with me. However, Drew is very spiritual. Then 30 years ago this year, my mom went to a Cursillo with some other women who had signed her up for it. She tried to get out of it, but they wouldn't let her. She was afraid she would have seizures, and when she did she could possibly wet herself, etc. It would be very embarrassing, and she wouldn't have my dad to take care or her. She was cured at that Cursillo!! She felt it when it happened. The doctors did not believe it, but they believed after awhile. No more seizures, no more diabetes. She still has allergies. They are invited by priests to go their parishes telling her story, and then there is a healing service that follows with praying over by the priests, and others. A laying on of hands. My dad, thought, is too weak to drive long distances now. A couple of weeks before Drew left, he was their driver. He stayed in the rectory with them and was gone for 3 days. I think it was a very moving experience for him. I am hoping he will seek out the priest at Great Lakes if he feels a need. Sorry this response is so late. I wasn't ignoring you! :) Just missed it.
LOL I know can't they just speak english haha Chris went through scouts too made it to 1st clas and then decided he wanted no more. Fortunately for me I can call my son in law, I knew sharpshooter was how well he shot but my SIL said that the levels are marksmen, sharpshooter and then master is the top so our boys did okay :)
My son i law didn't make friends in boot but became good freinds with his roommate when he got to sub training, as for my son Chris when he called I asked him if he made any friends and he said no he is not trying to make friends right now he is working to hard on doing the best he can. And the amount of free time he has is just enough to write home. I can't wait 2 weeks from today and we will be hanging out with our boys!!
Where are you staying? We are staying at Navy Lodging.
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Hi again. We are from NJ, but moved to upstate NY a little over a year ago. I think they pull the teeth just to avoid problems later.
Jesse's letter are upbeat also, but he does complain that some of the guys aren't doing what they're told.Have you heard anything like that?