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Japan Moms

For all the Moms(and Dads) with a Sailor in Japan

Members: 642
Latest Activity: 20 hours ago

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son leaving for Japan

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Comment by Blondie 20 hours ago

we follow this event Every year, sadly we have never rode in it and will not be attending this year.  Have to save all my vacation days for my sweet granddaughter.

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Comment by scully_the_skeptic on Tuesday

Hi, everyone. long time since i've been on, but i read all the posts and i lift each of you & your marines up in prayer.

Memorial Day weekend is coming up and if you weren't aware there is an amazing group of people currently motoring (ror soon to be) across the country ending in D.C. and paying their respects at the Wall.  Run For the Wall - they do this every year.  They also join up on Sunday with Rolling Thunder in the Pentagon parking lot for the Freedom Parade.  I am riding this year with my husband for the first time (whose father is POW/MIA - Vietnam) and if you want to be uplifted between now and the weekend, and you are on facebook, go find the Run For the Wall page and read the 3 different routes daily blogs.

I hope you don't mind my sharing - this Run is just an amazing thing. And perhaps the most heartwarming I look forward to seeing on Sunday will be when I see the lone Marine standing on Constitution Avenue, saluting the entire length of the parade (which is 3-4 hours long) - which he has done since 2002. 

Happy Memorial Day weekend to all of you. 

Comment by Blondie on Tuesday

can anyone explain how to upload a picture from my phone?  I think I have a S7 ??  Android???

they're working on getting my internet at home fixed and stronger.  I bought a new mower, after 12 years mine blew up. a gasket or head....throwing oil and gas all over and yes, I was on it.  I'm fine but had to spend my "baby money" on a lawn mover Grrr

Comment by Blondie on Tuesday

Finally getting back on here.

Maggs, my heart has been heavy for you...HUGS

T-Lynn, hope they got everything and all went well.  Ditto on the weather here.

Kim, I too find myself distracted and pulled in every direction, is it the season? weather? life?!

Welcome Aboard peachstatemom.

Comment by peachstatemom on Sunday
Just found this group. My DS reported to Atsugi
recently and already deployed on the Reagan. Looking forward to sharing and learning with other Japan moms.
Comment by Monkeyflower on May 20, 2017 at 1:12pm
T-Lynn do live in Wisconsin? You just described the weather we've had this week.
Comment by T-Lynn on May 19, 2017 at 5:41pm

Thank you all for your hugs. Tomorrow is my friend's funeral and all seems ready. Even her uniform. Awards that were missing are being found or purchased for the uniform.

Sailor likes being in Sasebo, he was there before and the area is beautifl and nice. This time - he just really wanted to be still on the mainland with duty. He had purchased a house and loves it. But he goes where he is told and now - as you can see from pass pics - he is loving hiking and climbing. Getting ready to trek up Mt. Fugi!

Only thing here that is frustrating - the weather!

Two days ago - the air had to beon

Today we have to have the heat on. Not kidding.

And the other night - the tornado sirens went off. Yes, we had very bad weather. But luckily all we got were winds. No damages. No I have my long johns on again.

Wish all a great weekend hugs.

Comment by Kim on May 17, 2017 at 2:55pm

I have been distracted recently and now catching up. Lots to catch up on.

Welcome new moms.  Monkeyflower, My daughter in law is from Sasebo and can answer questions.  My son says she has 1000 cousins there. 

Maggs, you are in my thoughts and prayers. 

Drew, we are here to share and support each other.

T-Lynn, I am sorry for your loss.

Comment by Anti M on May 16, 2017 at 3:47pm

I hope you enjoy both your time with your sailor and the cruise!  Ours was also Caribbean, but only a week, Western.  

We live in the Mountain West.  Long drives are normal out here.  

Comment by Monkeyflower on May 16, 2017 at 9:09am

Anti M, I agree port days are too short. We actually love the days at sea. My husband and I are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this summer and have a 10 night southern Caribbean cruise booked for the end of June. We just found out that our sailor will be home on leave when we go on our cruise. But it's too late to cancel the cruise without paying a large penalty. We will have a week with him before we leave and then he'll have about a week home alone before he goes to Japan. This will be our 1st cruise without him. We are crazy close and it will be hard not having him with us. Because we are 2 hours from Great Lakes, we have seen him almost every weekend since he got there. It's a lot of driving, but soon he will be too far away so I'm taking full advantage.


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