I am a 38 year old mom of 3 boys, 1 girl and 2 step daughters. I am currently unemployed and looking :). I love spending time with my family. We enjoy karokee and hanging out at the house. I dont get out much but recently it has proven to be worth my while. Recently I have been having internet problems...My email is firstname.lastname@example.org....If I have internet problems again I can check my yahoo but not N4M's soooooo if you dont see me online in awhile...Just email me :)
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy Career?
When I heard “Navy,” I:
Was proud and encouraged it
From my experience with the Navy, the most important thing I learned was:
Encourage him to make good decisions. My son stands a better chance at the real world by enlisting. I also learned that I have to step back and let him become a man.
Through this Navy experience, I now believe:
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
DEPPER's....in but not yet
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Good morning new friends !!! My husband met our recruit's Cheif yesterday for the first time.Found out 2:00 Sunday afternoon is the time of leaving home.I'm not sure if I like knowing what time our lives will change forever more.
My son leaves for boot camp October 23, my heart is breaking and I'm scared to death for him. He is so immature and does not have a realistic view of the world. In my heart I do know this is the best thing for him, he needs to become a man. He has grown so distant over the past few months it scares me. He's never home and doesn't talk about anything, just does a lot of eye rolling.
What a great inspiration! Thank you for sharing your experience! How wonderful for your son and you! Congrats!!!I so want to step back and let our son become a man too! That's what I told him, you are in the transformation..right now! Lol. Our son has been in BC for
3 weeks now, so hoping for a great experience for him...
Michelle, I have tried to join the leaving in december group, but for some reason I can't. Any suggestions? Each time I click on the join button it just sends me to the top of the page. It may be my computer, but I'm getting a little frustrated!
Hello, I am a mother of 3 sons as well but it ends there :) Wow, you must be busy. I am much older than you though, wish I was 38 again, those were my best years. I will be 53 shortly. My son who has just enlisted and is in his 3rd week of boot camp is married and has a daugher (our 1st grandchild and it was a girl!) We also have a grandson 6 weeks old from our oldest son and his wife, the youngest son 26 yrs old is still at home with us, he just graduated from college. WOS your son is an air traffice controller, that is a tough job, you must be so proud of him. Take Care.
"Step back and let him become a man". :O That's the hard part, yes?! Jacob, my oldest of 4, flew to Great Lakes on July 5th for boot camp. I'm a wreck inside, but have to keep it together, so the others don't lose their minds. No fair, huh?!
"Hi JoAnn - Thanks for your sweet wishes! I am looking for my box each day as well as the letter. I know its coming, but the anticipation is hard! Doing ok otherwise though. Just can't wait to hear her voice. We…"
This group is for N4M members that have a loved one leaving for bootcamp in June...I will leave the year open so that even future Deppers leaving in the month of June of any year can join...Lets share stories, information, concerns, and questions
"Aww, joshmom -- allow yourself to feel however! Its ok! I am hoping for a box today too. Been calling home the last few days from work to see if it came...not yet! Maybe today! Don't care so much about the box…"
"joshmom my son left on a Monday and his birthday was that Wednesday. It was a very hard day. I received his box on that Thursday. I shed so many tears that week. It does get better! N4M has been my salvation. I am…"
"Thank you, Jo Ann, you're so sweet. Yes, I am hoping for the box today. Today is my husband's birthday, tomorrow my sons so a hard time because we always celebrated these days together. But we're going to make it, he is…"
"I am on Facebook. Laura Manamon. my daughter is leaving 8/20 as an HM rate. my son is currently at Great Lakes, set to PIR on 7/3. can't wait to see my Sailor! We look forward to that great day, and as hard as its been with him gone, now…"