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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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Letters Today!!

Started by GranmaFaye. Last reply by SailorMoon 19 hours ago. 2 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 tpadul on Wednesday. 10 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

Any experience with injuries during bootcamp?

Started by ArtsyNavyMom. Last reply by GranmaFaye on Wednesday. 6 Replies

Hello everyone! My name is Kim and I am the proud Mom of a sailor recruit daughter now in bootcamp. I've received two letters and she has been very optimistic and was assigned 3 jobs. Unfortunately, this evening I got a short dreaded call stating…Continue

Daughter Navy bound

Started by NukeMomCarol. Last reply by NukeMomCarol May 23. 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

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Comment by Anna on April 21, 2017 at 9:56pm

I have quite a bit of catching up to do!!  Welcome to all our new Moms, I’ve sent you each a welcome message on your profile page. 

mamaT,

We’ll take any contact we can get don’t we??  Hope your nerves are settling down a bit now!!  Take heart in the fact that the lack of communication won’t be forever, it just feels like it!!

 Yoggi b,

Congrats on Sailor 2!!  At one time I had three in, but one is a veteran now!!  Two are my daughters and I so understand missing your best friend!

 flordel772,

Oh how I understand how you feel.  It is so different from any other way our kids choose to grow up and leave home!!!  Keep that pride in mind when you are going through those difficult moments of missing her so.  They can give you comfort.  Just know you are not alone, we’ve all had those feelings and it will get easier – it just takes awhile!!  It’s ok to feel sad when you are missing her.

 JayDee,

Congratulations to your son-in-law!!  Gotta love her way of “smelling things out”!!!  Cute pic!!!

 Navymamabear,

It’s not at all like leaving for college, that’s for sure!!  Come here often when you need to talk.  Yes, our kids can be in harm’s way, but I feel safer knowing they are in it with so many other Sailors and not out there on their own!!!  I worry about my girl with the job she has.  She just got back from a deployment right before Easter and leaves again next week for another one!! 

 Bbcregular,

My tears still come after 6 years!!!!

 Love My USN Kid,

Such true words!!  Thanks for sharing!

 Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and hears from their sailors!!!!

Comment by ShawnMom on April 21, 2017 at 7:12pm
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 April 21, 2017 at 6:35pm

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 April 21, 2017 at 5:14pm
Thank you for all of the kind comments and advice I'm so happy to be part of this group :)
Comment by Love My USN Kid on April 21, 2017 at 4:09pm

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 April 21, 2017 at 4:08pm
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 April 21, 2017 at 3:17pm
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 April 21, 2017 at 2:31pm
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 April 21, 2017 at 12:18pm

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 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!!
 

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