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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: 982
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Daughter Navy bound

Started by NukeMomCarol. Last reply by NukeMomCarol 20 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hi all... Although my D has been in the Navy as a NUPOC since her sophomore year in college it did not seem real as she was not going anywhere other than University of Miami.Reality is setting in as she just graduated and will be headed to OCS. I…Continue

Proudest and Hardest Day

Started by MegsMom. Last reply by Anna on Monday. 2 Replies

Hi Moms,My daughter is 24 and just shipped out yesterday. It was so hard on us. She on the other hand was super excited about her new journey. She is smart,confident,courageous and ready for this in her life. The call last night was different..so…Continue

New to site

Started by Nomanisan. Last reply by Nomanisan Apr 25. 9 Replies

Hi Navy moms, just found this site. My daughter joined the Navy 5 years ago when she was accepted at USUHS. She graduated last June, and this is her intern year in emergency medicine. We couldn't be prouder of her and all she's worked so hard for.…Continue

Missing my daughter

Started by Navy Girl's Mom. Last reply by Anna May 15. 21 Replies

She left for boot camp on 3/27/17.  I did receive the initial call that she made it.  Her voice sounded different. Very serious and scripted.  I have also received her box.  I still haven't received the form letter but have been writing her letters…Continue

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Comment by JayDee659 on May 17, 2017 at 1:05pm

Megsmom, I'd say when you book your travel is dependent on your mode of transportation.  We were able to drive so I waited to rent a car.  What I did do was book my hotel early.  Hotels are easy to change with notice.  If you can fly South West then I'd book my flight while it was cheap knowing it might have to change.

That being said - wait to do anything until you've gotten the letter with the PIR information.  That can vary and you don't want to be off by two weeks and have to book it all over.

Also, make sure you number and/or date your letters as they don't always arrive in the order in which we wrote them.  Keep your phone handy and ringer on loud, you never know when it will ring and they cannot always call back.

Comment by Blondie on May 17, 2017 at 10:08am

Our Sailors had a ruff time getting the house up to VA standards, then there was a pipe burst and flooded both stories before the loan passed and papers signed, so then going through trying to get ins. to pay for damage.....Now with him deploying and her just having the baby the house is in our way once again, she doesn't think she should leave it empty over the winter.  Our plan was to lease it out when he deployed and she'd either go with him or come home But he's gonna be stationed in VA and deploy back and for, no one knows for how long  :(  how do you lease for 2-3 months or even 8-9?  Maybe a student or someone getting new training????  We love the house, it's 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, fenced in back yard, in a retired military co da sac.....

Sounds like that would be best, split up for a few days.  Hoping you hear soon.

Mandrakemom,  I agree, start writing now, number pages.  Treat yourself, do something special, visit some place that was special to her, read her favorite book....I slept in her T-shirt with her stuffed dog named Pink, that she left on my bed when she left.  praying for both of you. Hugs

Comment by Oleander on May 17, 2017 at 10:01am

Thanks Anna and Blondie! While underway she's been dreaming of her favorite meals and has requested a full Thanksgiving dinner - I'm cooking holiday food in May!

MandrakeMom - getting letters means so much to them while they're in bc. Keep writing and number the envelopes. My daughter kept all the letters I sent her and I kept all of hers - we made a scrap book out of them. It was fun to re-read them together.

Comment by JayDee659 on May 17, 2017 at 9:48am

Blondie I've been worrying about this home situation but they have to be adults some time!  As far as coming home, he wants to go to his parents home so that he can work on his car that he's been restoring.  They really need that vehicle so he wants to get it done.  It would make most sense for them for split up for at least a few days and do their own thing, then  meet back up again.  I've not heard from her since Sunday and I'm hoping next time she calls there will be a plan.

MandrakeMom, the nine weeks will go faster than you think  Just keep a hold of that phone for unexpected calls.  I threw myself into a volunteer organization that I work with.  It became a full time obsession and helped me pass the time.

Comment by Blondie on May 17, 2017 at 9:39am

JayDee, glad to hear it, sometimes those home inspections can turn up unwanted things and then VA loans or 1se home owner loans don't go through, we've had some nightmares with our kids.  you know me Always the worrier.  LOL

Praying you get to see your girl, can Hubby come with her?  can you go there??????

Oleander, Happy Days for you!!!!  I'm sure she is just as excited, Mine would talk and talk and talk.  :)  Happy memories.  Take lots of pictures and make memories.

Comment by ShawnMom on May 17, 2017 at 5:51am
MandrakeMom, we definitely understand. Start writing those letters and be sure to plan some fun activities for yourself while she is away.
Comment by Anna on May 16, 2017 at 9:33pm

Oleander,

Enjoy every moment you have!!!!!!!!

Comment by Oleander on May 16, 2017 at 1:18pm

It sure does!  Sea Sisters

Comment by JayDee659 on May 16, 2017 at 12:53pm
Thank you Oleander, have fun with your girl! Sounds like you and I are in the same boat, so to speak.
Comment by Oleander on May 16, 2017 at 12:09pm

I vote for her coming home too JayDee!

My sailor will be home on leave beginning tomorrow. Very excited to see her after weeks of no communication while underway. This will be her last leave before deployment. Going to make the most of every second!

 

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