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Moms of Daughters 2


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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Started by Navymomof2daughters. Last reply by mamcj Sep 22. 1 Reply

The form letter said to fill out the paper with the names of those who will be attending graduation and return it "according to the instructions on the form"  I have read the form several times, but cannot see to find the instructions.  Am I missing…Continue

Waiting for "I arrived safely" call.

Started by Proud Parent of 3 Sailors. Last reply by Nukole5horses Sep 9. 3 Replies

I said good bye to my baby girl this afternoon. I am already looking forward to graduation. This #3 for me joining the Navy, but my first daughter. It is different than my sons. We are super proud of her. Continue

Missing My Daughter!❤

Started by Zoey. Last reply by Diana Sep 21. 11 Replies

My daughter left for basic on August 8th. I have a lot to learn about the Navy! I have learned quite a bit in a short time because of Navy Moms! I am just waiting to receive her box and form letter. Is it true that I will need to purchase a phone…Continue

New Navy Mon

Started by mygod5. Last reply by Sailor⚓GirlsMom Jul 26. 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

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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!!
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.


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