I am a single Mom of this sailor daughter and miss her terribly. I am so very proud of her.
I am here to support or represent my:
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy Career?
When I heard “Navy,” I:
Was concerned or afraid
From my experience with the Navy, the most important thing I learned was:
Going into Boot Camp..Write, write, write. And write, did I already say that?...and support their decision. After BC...support their decision and encouraage them. The Navy has wonderful opportunities and experiences for our sailors!
Through this Navy experience, I now believe:
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
my daughter is not leaving right away as of yet. She is on medical discharge because she is currently pregnant. Her husband is leaving A.S.A.P. for boot camp as a Hospital Corpsman. My daughter is still going in, probably in a year or so from now. They will be a military family, that is for sure! We had a little bump in the road, but her dream is not over for her just because she is having a baby. Just starting a little later is all! I need to update my information on my page. Thanks for the concern and caring. Hope your Daughter continues to do well and follows her dreams! ~Tina
Dakota is still on hold. He is thinking that he will not class up until Sept. That is great that Kristen is starting some classes..As slow as they maybe coming.. I know it is hard for them, not anything they signed on for...Dakota gets in those moods as well, especially when he sees his buddies moving on and he is still sitting there...He likes Pensacola, he has been volunteering for alot of watches, he says it makes the week go by quicker. He is 1st yoeman of his barrocks, so he does get some extra privliges...He just bought a car, ao that helps him get off the base as much as he can..That is great about the financial aid you got...Yes things wil be tight, but will be well worth it when you get your degree...Best of luck to you and Kristen...Take Care.
No, I was told from her recruiter that Navy's budget was cut by 58% and she probably would have to wait to leave until the new fiscal year, her recruiter said October and November he could try and roll her out to BC then..it's OK, I cherish all the time I have left until she leaves me. How are you doing Patricia and your family? I hope things are going well for you as well. I know I will be in your shoes soon and being horribly sad, but I have faith that God will protect her and her heart is in the right place too. I just have to get over the feeling of empty nest syndrome :(.....my time is coming, I dread the day!! Thanks for writing, I really appreciate you checking on me! Love your friend, Tina :)
You're welcome, and yes it is powerful to keep our Sailors lifted up. Actually there are many praise and prayer groups on this site in case you ever want to join. I believe that comments are moderated by the person whom the page belongs to but the Admin could say for sure. Hope this helps. Have a blessed week, Sherry
You should be proud of your nephew -- what an awesome job he has! It's so good to hear there are people out there like him wanting to help others. It's also nice to hear there is a support system for the time when or if my daughter needs it. She is supposed to come home from Iraq in Sept. or Oct.
Wow! Your daughter is doing great...sounds like she will have an important job when she gets done with all her A-schools. Good for her! Sam went to A-School in Mississippi before being stationed in Coronado.
Hi Patricia. I haven't been on here for a while now . . . so glad you got to spend some time with your daughter over Mother's Day! What is your daughter doing now? Yes, this is a picture of my daughter (talking to me on the phone just before she left for Iraq). It sounds like things are very busy & going good there for her. You're right - Bagley isn't too far from Brainerd. We are actually going there this coming week -- I'm bringing my other daughter & some friends to celebrate her birthday at the Holiday Inn Express (too cold to do anything outside - haha!).
Hi Patricia ! Wow, Kirsten is in a very specialized field and she's gotta be smart as a whip to be there! I know you're so proud of her and rightfully so. I will definitely keep her in my prayers and we know that He can/will order her steps and no harm will come to His. The Navy can be harsh especially the first year or so may be a difficult adjustment. Let her know that she has a team of moms praying for her, who know she's capable.
I am so glad to hear that Kristen is ok, and that it was allergies. Dakota says that the only way to get by is to be patient. I keep telling him that he has to look at it that they are getting paid to set on the beach, and that they need to savor the time, because when they get to their fleet they will be wishing they were on the beach again. It seems to be every now and then he finds himself in a slump, second guessing his decision. I think that is because he has alot of friends that have moved on and experiencing all that the Navy has to offer. I believe that he too will get to that point eventually. That goes for Kristen too. Positive thinking is what they need.
Hope all is well with you, and the job search.
Hi Patricia ~ Kristen's selection of Aircrew flight engineer sounds very exciting & challenging. Is that the same thing as a aviator or flight officer? And in sunny, warm Jacksonville, FL, how nice for her. Yes, I have heard that there has been a lot of hold time between classes. Tell her to try to be patient and be prepared for lots of studying. I agree a care package seems like a very mom like thing but always follow her lead, as the Navy will test her for substance and even over the counter produsts can get her into a lot of trouble. I will definitely keep Kirsten in my prayers. Occasionally, I have a problem with anemia and she can eat her way through it. Cannot find my list of iron rich foods but do a google search and pass it along to her. I know beets are excellent source of iron. So sorry to hear about your job loss but I believe that you wil be blessed with a new job very, very soon. Your in my prayers as well. Blessings, Sherry
It is great to be back to work. Yes, it was a great gift. He is always full of surprises. Dakota told me that it rained all weekend. He is sick too, but not as sick as Kristen. That is pretty scary to think it mabye the swin flu. I wish her a speedy recovery. Dakota is not sure when he will start classes, he is thinking not til September.
Thanks so much for the well wishes, and same to you. Have a great weekend.
That is great that Kristen was home with you on Mother's Day, I found it to be a hard day for me. Dakota surprised me with Diamond Earrings from Kay Jewlers.
Sounds like you have been busy. I am back to work, been back for about 3 weeks now. I am so excited to be back. I missed my boys so much.
Dakota didn't mention the Disney Trip, but I am sure that if they keep watching the MWR site they can get a trip in. They sponsor them all the time. He did say that he and Kristen were spending the weekend together with some frineds. He sounded excited about it. A couple of times I have talked to him this past week he said he was at the beach with Kristen. I know he is saving for a car. I am planning a trip there for Labor Day Weekend. I can not wait. I will be flying into Olando and staying with Navy Mom Lynne, from the 1st to the 4th, then we will drive to Pensacola, and will be there until the 8th. Then my husband and I will be driving to Houston on Novemeber 19th, til the 28th, to see my husbands daughter. We are doing Thanksgiving and Chrstmas with her. This will be the most I have ever traveled in one given year.
I wish you the best of luck with school, and glad to hear all is well.
Thanks for the update,
I so glad to hear that the leep procedure was successful for your daughter. :-)
Was your daughter in BC when she received the abnormal pap? Or had she already graduated. They did a coloscopy on my daughter and sent out 4 areas for biopsy. They are telling her that if these come back positive then she will be disqualified because she will have to have a leep procedure and she will need to wait 6 mos before she can re-enlist. Of course, I do not want under any circumstance to have my daughter's test results positive but I also don't want to see my daughter have to repeat BC either.