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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: 1101
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Its that time...

Started by lisa00mor. Last reply by Anna Nov 14. 2 Replies

This is the first time I post.  My daughter left to the hotel this afternoon. She will be leaving tomorrow morning after swearing in.  I will be on this site more often now. She signed up to go in earlier than the original ship date of January 29th.…Continue

Failed running test

Started by Amy. Last reply by Amy Sep 24. 2 Replies

My daughter went to boot camp in July and was supposed to graduate September 8 but failed the running portion so they put her in a different division. She called me a week ago and was feeling exhausted in terrible. She was unsure if she even wanted…Continue

Graduation

Started by Navymomof2daughters. Last reply by mamcj Sep 22. 1 Reply

The form letter said to fill out the paper with the names of those who will be attending graduation and return it "according to the instructions on the form"  I have read the form several times, but cannot see to find the instructions.  Am I missing…Continue

Waiting for "I arrived safely" call.

Started by Proud Parent of 3 Sailors. Last reply by Nukole5horses Sep 9. 3 Replies

I said good bye to my baby girl this afternoon. I am already looking forward to graduation. This #3 for me joining the Navy, but my first daughter. It is different than my sons. We are super proud of her. Continue

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Comment by ShawnMom 2 hours ago

So sorry, Anna. That is rough. Praying you and your daughter can find some peace after the initial shock wears off. 

Comment by Raequel ⚓️ 5 hours ago

Booked my hotel today! And signed up for Sarge meet n greet! My mom is coming along! I’m getting excited! 

Comment by Blondie 10 hours ago

JayDee, We’re Always busy! LOL

Bbcregular, Sounds like a Whirlwind of Fun! Congrats to the new couple. It’s all we can do, support their decisions and give them Love.

Navymomof2daughters. God Bless you. Thank you. What a busy year you’ve had!

Raequel, Hi hang on the ride gets wild at times. But we all stick together. This group helps. I wrote every day something, sent newspaper clippings, news from her old High School, news about littler cuz….about the dog, cut out sayings inspirationals and bible versed also. Love the snowman Navy Cookie!! GREAT idea.

Jesmom6, Great ideas! Thanks for sharing them. 10+ years ago I was handing out address labels to Everyone I knew to send my girl mail. And I did a Prayer blanket, It’s knotted so everyone had to tie a knot and tell us what they loved/missed about her and say a Prayer.

ShawnMom, So true, the busier I stayed the better. Helping others is always an up lifter too.

Mashinka & Raequel, That would be Wonderful! You could meet at PIR!!!!

Anna, my heart breaks for all of you. Prayers going up!

Comment by Mashinka 10 hours ago

I'm so sorry for Jenn and your family.  His timing is awful, but he has done your daughter a favor.  If he is not vested in the relationship and does he want to be, no sense delaying the inevitable.  The fact that he would spring this on her now, shows how self-absorbed he is.

Saw it happen to one my sons while he was on Okinawa.  DIL refused to go to counseling and would only communicate by email.  His current girlfriend was also blindsided by her spouse during a deployment.  

Grieving is going to take some time and each individual's timeline is different.  Thankfully, she has the support of those who love her.  Hang in there.  I promise you that it will get better.

Comment by spyder013 13 hours ago
Anna, what a POS! No other words for him, he obviously doesn't deserve any!!!
I am so sorry this happened to Jenn, with all she has been through these past years! Thank God she is strong and we all know she will be fine but .... I just have no words:(. And yes, it does change your plans also, very definitely so I'm figuring all will be positive, sounds like this is where you need to be for your own health.
Please give Jenn hugs from all of us!
Comment by bbcregular 13 hours ago

Anna my heart breaks along with you and Jen. Navy life, deployments, and marriage is a hard life and takes strong individuals to sustain it. You and your hubby are proof of that strength. May God be with you as you council and love Jen with the roller coaster emotions that she will go through. Divorce is the same as a death and all those emotions will occur. I will continue to pray. 

Comment by JayDee659 14 hours ago

Anna, I'm so sorry that Jenn is going through this.  Our thoughts and prayers are with her and with you.  Stay strong momma, she's going to really need you.  Remind me, is he in the military also?  And don't worry, Bar Harbor will be there waiting for you...

Comment by Raequel ⚓️ 14 hours ago

Anna for you and your daughter

“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:3-4

Comment by Oleander 19 hours ago

Raequel, we stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn Waukegan/Guernee for a couple of reasons - we cooked our own meals rather than go out and we had a 2 bdrm so other family who attended could stay with us. The accommodations were nice and we used their shuttle rather than drive our own car to PIR. We had a good experience.

Comment by Oleander 20 hours ago

Anna! My heart is breaking for you and Jenn! Please know I'm sending you, your husband and Jenn love, support, and prayers as you deal with such a devastating blow. Who can know why things like this happen to wonderful people and families who give life their all. It's baffling. Please know we're here and we love you. I'm so sorry Anna!

 

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