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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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Started by mygod5. Last reply by Sailor⚓GirlsMom 15 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 15 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 Cookie93 on April 23, 2017 at 3:45pm

Thank you to those that have sent such kind messages about my daughter. She had it down to 30 seconds on Friday, so I am hoping she finishes this week. She said being in FIT has taught her a lot, but she is ready to get this finished. I just want to giver her a very big hug. 

Comment by flordel772 on April 21, 2017 at 11:11pm

Wow!! I am so overwhelmed by the support. Thank you so much. Indeed, this has been hard. 

ShawnMom,  I have started writing and yes, I am numbering them. It's only been a week and a half and it already feels like a year. I am trying to cope by keeping myself busy, but the fact that I found this group has given me so much hope. I am super proud of my daughter.  Her courage and bravery is to be admired as well as well as all of your daughters. 

JayDee659,  I am aware of the wait and so I am keeping busy as well as writing as much as I can.  I want to make sure she knows everything that is going on with family and friends.  I can't wait to hear from her.  Yes, I am keeping that phone by me at all times just in case she calls. Her boyfriend has also been going through a hard time. Nonetheless, very proud and supportive of her. Congratulations on your sailor!!!   BTW, I need to learn all those acronyms.  lol.

Navymamabear, Omg! Your story sounds like mine.  My daughter went away for college and only lasted a semester. Left everything and signed up for the Navy a year ago.  She just delayed until now.  This was her decision and you know once they make their mind, all we can do is support them.  I thought she would change her mind after all the turmoil we are currently facing. The fear is great. The Military life is still very much a man's world. However, they are strong cookies. As small and petite as she is, she amazes me.  I am just very happy to have all you wonderful moms here. This is incredible. I have tears running down my face. THANK YOU!!! Yayyy, you received the box. I did break down so you did much better. ;-)

Love My USN Kid, I will definitely look out for more information. This is the start and I know I will find comfort with all of you ladies. I'm writing!! lol.... My daughter seemed to be determined on going up that rank.  She has goals. Will see. This is a test.  If she continues, I will be right there. If she decides after boot camp that this is not for her, mommy will welcome her back home. :-)

Anna, Yes, I am new in this site and in the Military world. Yes, my daughter is in bootcamp. Although, my son in law is in the Navy, it's not the same when it's your own child. Thank you so much for your hospitality. It's really nice to know I can share my emotions and that you all  can understand because you are living it. I'm certain that I will find lots of support.  Thank you.

I really hope I didn't leave anyone out.  I just want to Thank you all for being so warm and welcoming. 

Cheers to our beautiful daughters!!!!!

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!
 

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