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Moms of Daughters 2

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Moms of Daughters 2

A place to come to for support, guidance, to ask questions and share stories. We are all proud of our Navy Daughters.

Members: 1184
Latest Activity: yesterday

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Where to be stationed

Started by Jennifer2018 on Thursday. 0 Replies

My daughter has been in the Navy for 3 years now. It was horrible when she was gone to BC. Then A school. She has been stationed far from home for 21/2 years now. In May she will be close finally. It's hard on everyone. It has good and bad.…Continue

What to bring to boot camp for females leaving 8/2018 and 9/2018

Started by Yvette. Last reply by Bmmom on Thursday. 8 Replies

Recently my daughter was given the advice to only bring feminine products, id, wallet, phone card, toothpaste, toothbrush, brush and comb, a light jacket for weather changes, and her debit card to boot camp.  Please. Can someone tell me what my…Continue

My daughter's plane just left

Started by Jster's mom. Last reply by SuBHuni34 Jul 31. 6 Replies

My girl's plane just left the gate for basic training. She's planned for this for a long time but she's naturally shy and reserved.... I pray its everything she's dreamed of. So proud but can't help tearing up as I type.... She did text me while she…Continue

My daughter left 6/25/18. Graduation 8/24/18. Div 327 Anyone else?

Started by ProudORMom. Last reply by Nancy yesterday. 3 Replies

She called today for the first time since her first phone call at arrival...I missed it...I've been sobbing all day.  I'm immencley proud, but this is really hard.  So glad to have found this group for support. Continue

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Comment by Lulubugg on Wednesday

@TxMom  my daughter graduated the same day Div 280, she graduated A School August 3rd, she was in   Pensacola.

Yeah, we didn’t hear much from her in BC, but I kept the letters going. It sure made us feel better and I know she felt all the LOVE. I wrote encouraging words, printed out news articles and keep positive energy going.

Now each morning I send a brief good morning text and have a good day. Best part she can respond back and rather quickly.

Comment by TxMom on Wednesday

@Lulubugg Your post made me tear up at how exciting it will be to see our daughter in a month or so.  I'm so happy you got to have a visit. That is exciting your sailor got to come home last week for a visit.  Our daughter graduated BC on July 13 and is in OS A School in GL we are so excited she finally started school and looking forward to her coming home for a short visit around the end of Sept.

I know during BC our daughter did not write much but each time she called she would ask to continue sending encouraging letters.  They did make her home sick but she also said they helped.

Comment by Lulubugg on Wednesday

 Good morning ladies, 

 My sailor daughter graduated last month, but we made handmade cards as a family, even my husband  participate  and it made the time go by a lot faster. I even made handmade cards for the recruits that weren’t getting any mail and they were very appreciative. 

 Since then my Sailor  girl  came home a week ago and walk to  through the front door and yell “surprise.”  She left last Sunday to her new navy home and start her navy  career. I miss her all over again but I am a proud maybe mom and now she had her phone ....

Comment by Anna on Wednesday

JayDee,

Sounds just like Jenn had to go through.

Oleander,

Same cruise line but he just did the cruise up and then turned around and came back.  We cruised up to just below Anchorage, got off the ship and went by train and bus up to Denali.  Then the last day was in Fairbanks and then had to fly out of there.  We spent several days in Whidbey Island with daughter in law and granddaughter and then flew back to Oklahoma!!!!

Comment by JayDee659 on Tuesday

Welcome back Anna! Sounds like you had a wonderful time! 

My daughter had to pt in the sand at ROTC officer training. They were tokd to report for exfoliation! 

Comment by Oleander on Tuesday

Anna's back! Yay!!!! I'm so glad you loved the cruise. We had such a good time last year I want to go again, maybe go higher up into Alaska next time and incorporate a land tour. Did you go on the same cruise line as your son did last year?

Comment by JayDee659 on Tuesday

Jennifer you are fortunate indeed! I actually got lots of visit time in during my daughters 2 years of school. She's back from deployment but they are underway quite a bit.

Comment by Jennifer on Tuesday

JayDee659, oh my I would and will most likely have withdrawals in that length of time. I am thankful her A School is at Great Lakes and it is not too far for a visit when she has Liberty.

Comment by Anna on Tuesday

Hello Navy Seasters!!!!  I'm back from vacation and attempting to catch up on everything.  I'm afraid I won't be able to comment back on individual posts cause I can't remember what I read!!!  LOL, took me two days to catch up on the posts - but I love reading each and every one!!  We got many new Moms while I was gone and hopefully got a personal welcome message to each one.  I hope I didn't miss anyone!!  I'm so glad to see many of you commenting on here and sharing of information.  JayDee and Oleander, thank you especially for filling in for me while I was gone!!  

I've got to say - - - the Alaskan cruise was WONDERFUL!!!  I could seriously live on a cruise ship!!!  However, it is a floating restaurant and you could really overdo the eating!!!  Gotta get back to the gym and work off that vacation!!!!  Alaska is awesome and I did get in lots of walking so that helped!!

I will say one comment about the sandbox - - when I first read the question about it all I could think of was the extra PT officer candidates at OCS would get and they were usually always conducted in an actual sand pit.  My daughter would complain all the time about having to do PT in the sand, and it would get in their uniforms and they had to stay in those clothes until the end of the day when they could finally shake the sand out.  I was hoping they weren't doing that in basic training now and was happy to hear that it is an app!!!!!!  And yes, it can also refer to being in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Dubai.  Now I have to research on sandbox with 2 xs!!!

I'll have to fill you all in on some sailor news later on!!  Stay tuned!!!

Comment by RhondaI71 on Tuesday

Thank you so much!  

 

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