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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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Its that time...

Started by lisa00mor. Last reply by Anna Nov 14, 2017. 2 Replies

This is the first time I post.  My daughter left to the hotel this afternoon. She will be leaving tomorrow morning after swearing in.  I will be on this site more often now. She signed up to go in earlier than the original ship date of January 29th.…Continue

Failed running test

Started by Amy. Last reply by Amy Sep 24, 2017. 2 Replies

My daughter went to boot camp in July and was supposed to graduate September 8 but failed the running portion so they put her in a different division. She called me a week ago and was feeling exhausted in terrible. She was unsure if she even wanted…Continue

Graduation

Started by Navymomof2daughters. Last reply by mamcj Sep 22, 2017. 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, 2017. 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

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Comment by Anna on December 14, 2017 at 7:16pm

JayDee,

Sorry, I didn't answer your question!  He was active AirForce when they met in Pensacola.  He then transferred to AF Reserve to work as a Firefighter at the Tinker AF Base when Jenn was transferred here with the Navy squadrons.  He had to go through quite the process so he could follow her here which just makes it all that much more confusing that now he's willing to just throw everything away.

Raequel,

So exciting for you to be making your plans for PIR!!!  Sarge had not started his meet and greets when we were there for Catherine's PIR but I hear good things about them!!!!  When we lived there a few years ago, our apartment was nearby the place where he holds his M&G!!!!  If you get a chance you should go to Giordano's for authentic Chicago Deep Dish pizza!!!  There is one in Gurnee just beyond the mall!!!!

Comment by JayDee659 on December 14, 2017 at 6:55pm

Thanks Anna, we love you! Hugs! 

Comment by Anna on December 14, 2017 at 6:43pm

You ladies are such a gift from God to me!!!  Please know that I appreciate each and every one of you.  Thank you for all the kind words, prayers, bible verse, understanding and encouragement.  As I sit here with tears running down my cheeks, I realize how blessed my family and I are. Some of you I have been honored to meet in person and get to know you and your families!!!  I cherish you all.  And you're right - this is going to take time for our family.  One minute Jenn is accepting her situation and the next she is back to thinking he'll have an epiphany and come running back to her.  This is a whole different roller coaster I've never had to take before!!!  My tummy hurts!!!!  LOL

Thank you again Ladies!!  I will be passing along your hugs and encouraging words!!! 

Comment by ShawnMom on December 13, 2017 at 8:20pm

So sorry, Anna. That is rough. Praying you and your daughter can find some peace after the initial shock wears off. 

Comment by Raequel ⚓️ on December 13, 2017 at 4:58pm

Booked my hotel today! And signed up for Sarge meet n greet! My mom is coming along! I’m getting excited! 

Comment by Blondie on December 13, 2017 at 11:52am

JayDee, We’re Always busy! LOL

Bbcregular, Sounds like a Whirlwind of Fun! Congrats to the new couple. It’s all we can do, support their decisions and give them Love.

Navymomof2daughters. God Bless you. Thank you. What a busy year you’ve had!

Raequel, Hi hang on the ride gets wild at times. But we all stick together. This group helps. I wrote every day something, sent newspaper clippings, news from her old High School, news about littler cuz….about the dog, cut out sayings inspirationals and bible versed also. Love the snowman Navy Cookie!! GREAT idea.

Jesmom6, Great ideas! Thanks for sharing them. 10+ years ago I was handing out address labels to Everyone I knew to send my girl mail. And I did a Prayer blanket, It’s knotted so everyone had to tie a knot and tell us what they loved/missed about her and say a Prayer.

ShawnMom, So true, the busier I stayed the better. Helping others is always an up lifter too.

Mashinka & Raequel, That would be Wonderful! You could meet at PIR!!!!

Anna, my heart breaks for all of you. Prayers going up!

Comment by spyder013 on December 13, 2017 at 8:43am
Anna, what a POS! No other words for him, he obviously doesn't deserve any!!!
I am so sorry this happened to Jenn, with all she has been through these past years! Thank God she is strong and we all know she will be fine but .... I just have no words:(. And yes, it does change your plans also, very definitely so I'm figuring all will be positive, sounds like this is where you need to be for your own health.
Please give Jenn hugs from all of us!
Comment by bbcregular on December 13, 2017 at 8:32am

Anna my heart breaks along with you and Jen. Navy life, deployments, and marriage is a hard life and takes strong individuals to sustain it. You and your hubby are proof of that strength. May God be with you as you council and love Jen with the roller coaster emotions that she will go through. Divorce is the same as a death and all those emotions will occur. I will continue to pray. 

Comment by JayDee659 on December 13, 2017 at 8:29am

Anna, I'm so sorry that Jenn is going through this.  Our thoughts and prayers are with her and with you.  Stay strong momma, she's going to really need you.  Remind me, is he in the military also?  And don't worry, Bar Harbor will be there waiting for you...

Comment by Raequel ⚓️ on December 13, 2017 at 8:21am

Anna for you and your daughter

“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:3-4

 

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