Added by D'sMum35 on January 31, 2010 at 10:51pm —
Does anyone know if we are allowed to give them a gift at graduation? If so, I need any ideas for my daughter going off to A school in San Diego.
Added by Bev on January 31, 2010 at 9:52pm —
yea...he got a tat. it's a Sailor thing....has been for decades.
I have to admit that it's personal to him and so understand and think it's very cool.
It's the Clan badge for his last name. We Scots are proud of our heritage and
I'm proud that he chose THE Clan symbol.
Added by Laurie on January 31, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Finally got to hear from my son for the first time in 3 weeks yesterday....so hard...I found out he doesn't get to come back home after bootcamp, he has to go straight to Pensacola, FL...so now his siblings wont get to see him, because only I can get out there for his graduation. Some days are harder than others, and his youngest brother was crying, they really miss him, he was such a strong force in this house, and like a father figure to them!
Added by sdisnie on January 31, 2010 at 7:36pm —
our son just called bs for him tommoro and he may carry a flag too!!!hes good ,so good to hear from hm we got a letter last week but phone call 2 wks ago hope you all get ypour call soon deb (spicysmom)
Added by deb(spicysmom) on January 31, 2010 at 6:26pm —
Can't wait for PIR!! Yes, just a little excited!! I got to talk to her about 30 minutes ago. Her division won the Captain's cup and they were allowed phone time. She still sounds great! Can't wait to see her this coming Friday!!! Makes me want to cry big tears of joy that it's almost here!! 8 weeks without seeing one of your daughters and only being able to hear their sweet voice about 3 times during that time frame is a killer!! Made it through. I'm sure PIR will be a very emotional day for… Continue
Added by Danielle's mom on January 31, 2010 at 5:53pm —
My son left on Monday morning for boot camp. I just recieved his box of things (some kinda smelly) and I cried while looking at his dirty clothes... I just would like to make a few connections with a few moms just to share these feelings with. Joy sadness etc.... and does any one know how long it will be before they can send letters home? I have to wait until monday, tomorrow until the recruiter will be able to give me his address. I am just anxious and worried.
Added by AngelaAZ on January 31, 2010 at 4:31pm —
Well, time is getting closer to when I'll be able to see Nita, I can't wait!! She finally got to call last thursday, was soooo great to hear her voice. She sounds so much more mature and grown up since she left. She is sick right now with the crud but is hanging in there. She is really excited about all the stuff they are learning and all they are doing.
Added by Nitasmom on January 31, 2010 at 1:17pm —
My son was only into his 2nd week of bootcamp and was sent to hospital for what is called Rhabdomyolysis and i'm really worried. Not only is he away from home, but now in hopital with an IV and now will have to be set back for graduation which is not nearly as important than him getting well. I don't know how often or commin this is in bootcamp but i just would like to hear from anyone else that has experienced this. Thanks for your support.
Added by me4rj222 on January 31, 2010 at 11:18am —
Before Jonathan leaves for deployment he brings home EVERYTHING... it usually takes me a few weeks to get myself together enough to go in to pack it and put it away until he comes homes... I swear I think that child has saved every card and letter that anyone has sent him since he left for boot almost 4 years ago. I being the stupid person I am cannot just go in and pack it up for him, I have to sit there and read every card I sent him... and I of course cry like a baby...
Well today was… Continue
Added by HOOYAH MOM on January 31, 2010 at 10:52am —
I was wondering if anyone knows which is better,living on or off base.?? My husband said that he doesn't want certain groups of wives to influence me to be unfaithful. He shared a few stories from the rdc's ,saying they claimed to be cheated on and that their wives were cheating on them during deployments. Because of that, Andrew is scared to live on base. So I would like to hear the womens side and hear another perspective from other military wives.
Added by Steph_Proud navy wife & momma =) on January 30, 2010 at 11:15pm —
5 days until I get to see my daughter Danielle at RIP!!! Man I cannot wait!!!!!! I want to give her a big hug!!
Added by Danielle's mom on January 30, 2010 at 11:05pm —
Does anybody know how I can get a phonecard for my son? I think he has one. How I can find out how he is doing, I have not talk to him in a week I know they are busy down there, but Im starting to worry about him now.
If you can let me know> Thank you.
Added by racemom55 on January 30, 2010 at 7:46pm —
I hope this is the correct place to post...
I am new to the group and wanted to say hello to all my fellow Navy families. My son James began his BC training Jan 13 with a anticipated PIR date March 5. It so good to have this support I love it and I look forward to sharing with all of you. Have a great weekend everyone.
Added by Patita30 on January 30, 2010 at 4:28pm —
One thing about being on a site like this is that you get to speak with people who are in all different stages of their exposure to the Navy experience. My first two weeks with Chris away at boot camp were difficult at points emotionally. The first letter was upsetting and I waited and prayed that the next would be at least somewhat better. HOORAY! It came yesterday - written at the end of day 14 and my boy was feeling markedly different. He apologized for the negativity in his first letter and… Continue
Added by Nancy69 on January 30, 2010 at 4:00pm —
Well,Andrews surgery went pretty good. He was actually able to be up and around for liberty! People were saying he's crazy. But he says he is just alittle sore in the neck. He went out and got energy drinks and supposedly got me a surprise that he is going to mail sunday! yay. I sort of feel guilty that he wanted me to drive up there today and I can't. I still haven't got the oil changed in the car yet. But I Valentines weekend and spend it with him. My mom is taking time off work to keep… Continue
Added by Steph_Proud navy wife & momma =) on January 30, 2010 at 10:50am —
*My brother suggested starting a thing where I talk about my Husband and how he was before Bootcamp, and how he will possibly change...this is going to be fun*
---Ways Bootcamp will probably change him---
1. Im not sure if he knows how to do laundry. Well, let me take that back. Im not sure he knows how to do laundry "correctly". Like how to sort by colors and what temp and cycle to use. I heard they do their own laundry there.
2. Im trying to imagine his face when… Continue
Added by Maggie McD on January 30, 2010 at 4:39am —
I received an email from our son today (9:00am their time). Wahoo!! I was so excited. It didn't say much but he's still alive and kicking. Sounds like showers are very short. I have been sending a card everyday. I'll be glad when he can start opening them. I never heard which group he is in. I haven't received a formed letter yet either. Just waiting...Seems like this week went by so slow! I bet even slower for him. I'm saying prayers for all LOs and their families.
Added by Echo on January 30, 2010 at 1:16am —
I downloaded a picture of my son :)
Added by mamaWella on January 30, 2010 at 1:13am —
I just thought I would let everyone know that I got a very nice " Thank You" letter from the Command Master Chief of the USS Chosin. It made my day. I am thinking about framing it. I loved sending the christmas cards I sent his crew.
Added by Jonyboy1988 on January 30, 2010 at 12:17am —