I can't tell you all enough how many times you have "talked me off the ledge". I know NOTHING about Navy life (my husband's family all retired Air Force) and have no clue what to expect, Although my father served in the Navy, it was during WWII and things are different than they were 70 years ago. I know my inner "mother lion" has reared her head a few times wanting to go charging to Great Lakes to protect my cub, but it's time to let go and let him grow to be the man he needs to be. I…Continue
Got a letter from my son last week, and was totally freaking out! He sounded so down. This is the first time he has ever been away from me for this long, and we are very close. I wrote him the "mom motivational speech" letter (my older son swears this is the greatest thing ever.) Got another letter Wednesday and he sounded "a little better" but he failed his PT. Wishes he would have listened to his dad and I when we kept "harping" about working out to get ready. How many times does he…Continue
We received the form letter today and Grant wrote both his dad and myself a personal note. I THOUGHT I was doing okay, but here come the tears. I am such a wuss. He did ask me to send him a better toothbrush (my dad and brother are both dentists so it's nice to know he hasn't forgotten all his early childhood training LOL). Now my question is....can I send him a toothbrush???? Looking forward to 17Aug for sure! Ship 03 Div 253. Anyone else have someone in this ship/division?
I received "the box" yesterday. Only thing in it were his clothes and the packet of papers concerning his recruitment/swearing in/etc. His recruiter called me last Sunday and gave me an address for Grant, he is Ship 3/Div 253 and the address she gave me is different than that on the Fed Ex label. Which address do I use to write? He left June 20 and haven't heard from him since the 1 minute call I got the night he reached RTC.