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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 on Tuesday. 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 on Wednesday. 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 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!!
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.

 

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