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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.

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New Navy Mon

Started by mygod5. Last reply by Sailor⚓GirlsMom 5 hours ago. 2 Replies

Good Morning Moms of Daughters 2, my daughter left for boot camp on 07/11/17, I received her form letter she's on ship 12 div 279.  She has been preparing for this the last 2 yrs of high school and look forward to the experience.  As a mom I was…Continue

Informed delivery

Started by NavyMom2017. Last reply by Sailor⚓GirlsMom 4 hours ago. 3 Replies

I just discovered informed delivery yesterday and signed up!  I'm learning so much from all the posts!Continue

Letters Today!!

Started by GranmaFaye. Last reply by GranmaFaye on Saturday. 3 Replies

I am so excited!! I checked Informed Delivery this morning and there are 2 letters coming today. My recruit is in Ship 03 / Div 259. The letters were postmarked 7/17 and are here today. I haven't gone to the mailbox yet but just seeing the…Continue

The dreaded yeast infection

Started by CFLMama (ship 3 Div245). Last reply by CFLMama (ship 3 Div245) on Monday. 13 Replies

Ok moms of daughters, I feel this is the appropriate place to discuss this. My daughter is in week 3 of boot camp and wrote that she has gotten her first ever yeast infection. I'm sitting here wondering why on earth would she have gotten a yeast…Continue

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Comment by Navymamabear on April 21, 2017 at 11:58am
Flordel772- I am sharing you're same sentiments and so glad I'm not alone. My daughter left for RTC on April 17th. I'm heartbroken over her choice, as she graduated from high school last spring and had 4 scholarships to the school of her dreams in Los Angeles. She went and after one semester called me up and said I'm joining the navy! 2 weeks later she was sworn in. Happened so fast and it has been hard for me to wrap my mind around. With everything going on lately in the world it makes it even harder to accept this choice. I've been telling myself all week this is her decision, her life and there's nothing I can do. I hope this gets easier but I know this is just the beginning. I'm very thankful to have this sight and look forward to meeting other Navy moms that know what I'm feeling. I don't think I could handle a mom comparing this to their kids going to college!!
Comment by JayDee659 on April 21, 2017 at 11:37am

Happy Friday Ladies, I've got my RED on, do you?

Comment by ShawnMom on April 21, 2017 at 9:53am
Flordel welcome! My sailor is also my youngest and a daughter. We've all been where you are. Start writing letters to your girl everyday. When the form letter arrives with her address (in the next couple of weeks) you'll have a stack to send. Keep your cell phone with you at all times, with the ringer on high. I got a belt clip for mine and wore it constantly. I did not want to be the mom that wrote into the group crying because I missed a call. It will likely be at least a couple of weeks before you here from her. Don't hesitate to reach out here when you're feeling sad.
Comment by JayDee659 on April 21, 2017 at 9:35am

Flordel, hugs to you! Everyone here understands your pain, we've all been through it at some point.  It hurts to not see those precious little faces every day.  My sailor is also the youngest of two girls.  If your daughter just left on the 18th it will likely be awhile before you hear from her.  Plan on at least 2 weeks but be happy if it's sooner.  

Have you joined the site on N4M for her PIR group?  It's a great resource and they have all the updated information.  By connecting with those mom's in your daughter's group you'll have a good idea what's going on.  Caution though: do not get all worked up if a mom gets a call and you don't.  I got all bent out of shape because my daughter didn't call and all the other mom's were talking about calls they'd received.  Turns out she'd been standing watch then made arrangements to skip another call home so she could call on my birthday.  You hear it all the time, but NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS.  Have faith in that statement, it will serve you well.

Keep that phone with you and ringer on at all times.  If you miss a call she might be able to call back but it's not guaranteed.  

Ladies, I have some good news.  Got a text at midnight from my sailor.  It read "Husband passed, is now a fully qualified MMN - and he smells like a bag of armpits".  Love that girl.  She just calls it like it is.

Comment by flordel772 on April 21, 2017 at 9:18am

Hello!!

I accidentally found this site while searching on Navy bootcamp. My daughter just left for bootcamp last Tuesday, April 18th. I am missing her and my anxiety level is high as I haven't heard from her. Yes, I received her 2 minute phone call upon her arrival, but haven't heard anything since then.  I also received her box of clothing and cell. Honestly, I am heart broken.  I miss her so much and it makes it much more difficult knowing we are living a difficult time. I am very proud of her and certain she will make it.   However, she will always be my baby as she is my youngest of two girls. My oldest daughter is married to a Navy Sailor. I just hope to hear from my daughter soon. :'(

Comment by Oleander on April 19, 2017 at 10:36am

Adorable pictures Blondie!

Congratulations yoggib - you have much to be proud of!

mamaT, so glad you got to hear your girl's voice!

Comment by JayDee659 on April 19, 2017 at 7:15am

Blondie those are beautiful pictures, looks like everyone is doing well.  How long do you get to stay with your daughter?  Enjoy every minute!

mamaT, glad you got to talk to your daughter.  Even those formal informational calls make us smile inside.  Just hearing their voices and knowing that they're doing well makes us feel better.  Yes, it is hard to be away from them but we get used to it and we survive.  Our girls are doing what they want to do and we support them just as we would have wanted our mother's support back when we were their age.  My girl has been gone almost 2 years now and I miss her every day still.

Comment by yoggi b on April 19, 2017 at 2:04am

HI gals, I just had the pleasure of watching my daughter aware in to the Navy. I'm so proud to be a mother of two ( son 3 yrs now and gal in BC) wonderful young adult's. Although  I miss them and am feeling a little  lost without my best friend.

Comment by Blondie on April 18, 2017 at 11:14am

A lot of Happy/good news.  Yeah!!!!!  Those who are struggling, the Navy wants them to succeed and will help.  If they get set back, they just have to wait on another group to class up or join another class that is at that level or it use to mean that.  it's been awhile.

Hugs to all you Mama's and Grandmama's hope this brings a smile

Comment by Momma'sGirl on April 18, 2017 at 10:44am
JayDee659 she is going to be a MA.
 

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