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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 to site

Started by Nomanisan. Last reply by Nomanisan yesterday. 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 WonderTwins'mom 22 hours ago. 18 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

Daughter arrived at RTC Feb 21st. Just found your group

Started by tpadul. Last reply by 2Navyladies Mar 12. 1 Reply

Hello!! This is my first official time being on this amazing message board!  I finally got access to this site yesterday and had been waiting since April 2016 to get approved. I'm so glad they cleared up thousands of old inactive accounts so those…Continue

Daughter leaves March 13th to Great Lakes

Started by 1995Mom. Last reply by tpadul Mar 10. 7 Replies

This is all new to me, my daughter will leave March 13th to bootcamp at Great Lakes. I have tried to talk to her about the things I have been reading in helping her prepare for bootcamp and what to expect I have even watched YouTube videos on how…Continue

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Comment by ShawnMom on Friday
Sooooo not the same as sending them to college. I've done that a few times now and sending them to boot camp is a very different experience.
Comment by yoggi b on Friday

HI every one, happy Friday! !  I just got my gal's  box and told everyone  in the house " No news is good news" 

Comment by Navymamabear on Friday
Thank you for all of the kind comments and advice I'm so happy to be part of this group :)
Comment by mamaT on Friday

Love My USN Kid -  thank you for your words of wisdom! That was so perfectly said and just what we all need to hear and remember!

Comment by Love My USN Kid on Friday

Hi, flordel772 and Navymambear!  Know that you are not alone.  Our kids have made these choices for themselves, and as one who watched her daughter through the whole process, I can say you won't be prouder than on PIR day.

The experience that they get at BC and for their time in the Navy will be unparalleled, and it will serve them well no matter where they go afterwards (or maybe they will make it a career).

We all feel powerless when they go away, and we don't hear from them.  This is a time for them to become part of a family larger than the one they came from.  We are also part of that family (which is why we have this terrific group!).

There's tons of info on this site to help us out, but first and foremost, don't despair.  Start writing letters so you can mail them out--just short ones.  Post cards are good, too.  When you get their letter with the mailing address, start sending them out a few at a time.  Mail is HUGE to them.  Check out the info on what to mail (and what not to :-).

The time will go by fast, and you'll be at PIR.

God bless you all!! 

Comment by Navymamabear on Friday
I just received the box and am happy to say I handled it like a champ :) Flordel772- that means you should get it soon too!
Comment by bbcregular on Friday
Relating so much to the most recent posts. Our daughter decided to leave college only needing 3 semesters to her BA and announced she decided to join the Navy. She writes fiction for recreation and while researching a character that she wanted to be in the Navy she realized that this should be her life so that was the beginning of her story. It has not been easy for any of us but the rewards are already in site. She just sent me a picture of her Associate of Arts degree earned in A school. Next she will continue to take classes on line to complete her Bachelor of Arts as time allows during her deployment. So she was able to use all those college credits. She will be deployed soon and she is ready to "begin her job" as she tells it.

New moms, it seems to always be a happy/sad time. So proud of our girls! After 22 months the tears still come and go.
Comment by Noni on Friday
We all know how you are feeling. I just want to tell you it doesn't get any easier. I miss my officer every day and she is 3000 mile away from me. NMH!
Comment by Oleander on Friday

Navymambear and Flordel - welcome. Your stories sound similar many of us. My sailor is my youngest also. She was in her 2nd year of college and competing at a high level in an equestrian discipline when she announced she was enlisting in the Navy. I was shocked to say the least. She's been in for 2 years now, has made life long friends, and has matured into a strong, competent woman. I couldn't be more proud of her. She'll deploy later this year, and no - I'm not thrilled about it, and I'll be worried every single minute. Thankfully though we have an amazing support group here because as you say Navymamabear, this is not like going to college!

Remember to number your letters to your sr's so they can read in sequence.

JayDee - you are seriously one of the funniest people I've "met".

Happy Friday

Comment by Navymamabear on Friday
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!!
 

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