Yes, today is day 51 since my son left for BC at GL. It has absolutely been the longest 51 days of my life! He is my firstborn & I find myself wondering where did the time go & when did this kid grow up? Tonight, about 15 minutes from now he goes into BS21....I really just wish I could have been there to give him a big hug & wish him well. I was fortunate enough to receive an extra phone call this past Sunday for 5 minutes & wish him well. I have written him nearly…Continue
Just wondering if there is anyone who can help me out with this question!
I'm moving from California to South Carolina with my husband while he attends A School. I was wondering if anyone knows how the NAVY MOVE works. What are the steps and how fast they are. Also If anyone can give me any other helpful advice would be appreciative. Thank you so much!
So why did we name the Cat Storm Chaser?
We get that a lot. So here is the Story...
I got two kittens 13 years ago from a friend. I told her I wanted to two males, and I did not care what they looked like, just that they needed to be males. So I go and pick up the two boys, one a very pretty tiger stripe, black with gray and brown stripes, circles, and one all white with little bits of orange.
I bring them home, I had no idea as want to name them, and…Continue
The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee
When things in your lives seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed…
Have you ever sat down and thought about your wedding? Like really thought about all the little details?
If you're married, I know you must have. If you're engaged, you probably have. But I am neither of those. Though, I guess I could say I'm pre-engaged, because we have talked about it and we are planning on getting engaged and married within 2-4…Continue
Added by Olive Oyl on April 27, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments
I would like to thank everyone for all the prayers and thoughts after my nephew was injured in Afghanistan. He is still at Ft. Gordon, GA but is well enough to not have to be in the hospital. He has had the wires in his jaw removed and most of the stitches in his face are out. We expect him to return home in a few more weeks.
We are all very thankful as the state of Iowa has lost 3 soldiers in Afganistan just this month. We count our blessings everyday.
Again, thank you…Continue
Lately it feels like nothing else matters but what's between he and I. It feels like the only things I look forward to are his next call and getting to be in his arms and him getting down on one knee and asking me that question. There's a lot more going on in my life, and yeah a lot of it is good too, but I care more about him than anything.
Some days I just want to quit my life and go to wherever he is. Which is stupid. I have so much going for me, and I have so much to do still.…Continue
Added by Olive Oyl on April 25, 2011 at 9:09pm — No Comments
So lately I feel like my marriage...or maybe just me, is in a rut. I feel like we are stangnet. Like everything is standing still and there is no movement anymore. We say the same old things and have the same fights and honestly, dont have much to say at all. I feel like we are just going through the motions of marriage but not indulging and living in those moments. My husband leaves on deployment in 2 months and I am honestly looking forward to it. Not because I…Continue
This is my first comment/post. Not sure how to navigate this all yet. But I will keep checking it out. Anyone else have family aboard the USS Mesa Verde???
Happy Easter everyone. I pray all troups have a happy Easter too. I know this the first Easter without my son being here boy do I miss him I can only imagine how hard it is for those sailor's that can't be with there familys well God Bless all of u & goodnight : )
Chris graduated this morning with his mates and will be stationed in NY! Congrats to all that graduated today!
Got in yesterday evening after a long, long drive! Was up 32+ hrs and Chris wanted us to meet for dinner at Anson's. Got there and to my surprise there were a few other mates and their families joining us - so good to meet them! After dinner, which was delish, Chris popped the question to his GF, Kim - was so not expecting that and hubby did a good job keeping it a…Continue
Hello mom on countdown
My son has been in bootcamp 4weeks tomorrow, he is my one and only as well. I also raised him by myself as well. We just about did everything together, I am definitely feeling your pain. However I am doing much better than I thought I would. I contribute that largely to prayers from my friends,family and church family as well. I think about him everyday and I pray for him everytime he crosses my mind. I have actually spoken to him and received 2 letters so…Continue
My name is Maria and my son left for boot camp yesterday. I was told about this website by my son's recruiter and I hope I will be able to communicate with other mother's of children who are in the Navy. My husband and I have four beautiful children. Our oldest and only son enlisted last fall. We also have three daughters. I knew the day was coming when he would leave for Great Lakes and though I tried to be strong yesterday I could not stop from…Continue