I'm just a single hardworking mom that couldn't be any more proud of her son.
I am here to support or represent my:
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:
What a great and wonderful thing he is doing for himself and his country. I don't think I've ever been as emotionally touched as I was at his boot camp graduation or standing on the dock waiting to see him when the ship returned from deployment. Both were an experience beyond words. It's also amazing to see how supportive people can be. From his graduation from boot camp (which I flew out for) to his return from a deployment, when ever and where ever we went when he was in full uniform, individuals felt the need to actually come over to us and want to thank him for his service. I've also learned how supportive the Navy is to family. From websites to give information, to friends and family day cruises for sailors assigned to ships. I embrace my son and applaud the Navy!
Through this Navy experience, I now believe:
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
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My first deployment and it is hard. I can cry at the drop of a hat, but it doesn't last long, a minute or two of I miss my son and that he is growing up away from home. I think that is what really gets me. He turned 21 on deployment and he is my youngest and my only son. Glad for the clarification, thanks. My son and I both have birthdays in Aug, it is a popular month. Hang in there.
How are you holding up during deployment? Tough isn't it? I have only spoken to my son on the phone twice for about 15 min. each time since they left. I do get short emails a couple of times a week. Hang in there and stay in touch with us. The HST is such a great group of people.
We are so glad that you are here! This is a great place to meet others that know exactly how you feel!
We have something for everyone here groups from boot camp moms to overseas moms and moms that like to scrap book. We have meet and greets to events that the moms set up to meet each other and have dinner or an outing. There are groups to help you with each and every step of this wonderful adventure that our children have chosen called the US Navy.
Please tell us about your sailor and what they have chosen to do in the navy and ohh yeah we LOVE pictures of everyone !!
Hi & welcome to Navy for Mom's:)) You will find a lot of answers, support and encouragement here. My daughter, Ashley (20), has been in the Navy for 2 years and is an IT3 & my son Tim (19) has been in since Feb 2008 stationed on the USS Nimitz.. What is your son doing with the Navy? If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I'm glad you joined and look forward to hearing more about you & your Sailor. Pat