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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 yesterday. 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 22 hours ago. 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 Oleander on Monday

Anna - sending prayers for your daughter and her  recertification!!! Wow - what a process! Please keep us posted.

JayDee, your story reminds me of an old movie "The Out of Towners".  funny .... but not. Sorry you're having to deal with all that!

Comment by spyder013 on Monday
Anna, extra prayers for your daughter!
Everyone have a great week and additional prayers for all of our sailors
Comment by JayDee659 on Monday

Anna, your daughter is braver than I would be.  Dunked upside down blindfolded?  I'm freaking out a little just thinking about it.  She's a strong girl and has done it before and will do it again!  Of course she'll be in my prayers.  Please let us know how she's doing.

bbcregular, enjoy your traveling time!  I wish we could do that too, but at 50 & 55 we're not able to retire.  We also have some home projects but everything is on hold as our heat pump went out back in February.  We have propane back up that got us through the winter but the summers here are too hot and muggy to do without A/C.  So all our money is going to go into a new heat pump.  Do any of you recall an article in Readers Digest in the late 70's/early 80's called "Shhh, the Refrigerator is Listening"?  It was a hilarious story about a couple who got some money and they were discussing their plans for it at the kitchen table.  Unfortunately the fridge heard them and broke down costing the exact amount they had.  When they had some  more money they hid from the fridge in the garage to plan their vacation but the car heard them.  So on and so on.  That's how I feel. I'm out of places to hide from the appliances and money grabbers. :(

Comment by bbcregular on Monday
Happy Monday everyone! I'm trying to stay busy this week. I miss traveling so will start planning short trips here in the Southeastern part of this great country. We are planning a two month mission trip to Malawi this fall so want to stay close to Church family. When we return it will be time to seriously consider selling our home and begin full time traveling. Making small upgrades and repairs to house in the meantime. It is too big and too much work for two people. Hubby is now 71 years young and it is time to give him some recreation time. We had our wonderful daughter late in life and are more the age of grandparents. ;-)

Anna - prayers for officer daughter. Super great that she gets to be where her brother is. Does a Momma's heart good to know family is around during an extra challenging time.
Comment by Anna on Monday

flordel772,

You are very welcome.  We were all in your shoes at one time and we don't forget what that felt like!!

And that goes to you also MamaT!!

Cookie93,

Good luck to your daughter!!  I'm sure she will make it because that is what the instructors in FIT strive for!!  I hope you get that chance to give her a big NavyMomma hug real soon!!!

I have to ask for prayers for my officer daughter.  As some of you know who have been on here for awhile, part of her Flight Officer training was survival swimming - including being dunked upside down, blindfolded, inside a mock up cockpit and having to escape and swim to the surface.  Well the next several days she has to re-certify in all of her swimming requirements.  Seems they have to do this every 4 years!!!  She struggled the first time with some of the events so I'm praying this go 'round she remembers what she did and breezes through it.  Nice thing about this is that she was sent to Whidbey Island for the recert instead of Pensacola, and her brother is stationed there, so she'll get family time!!!  

Comment by bbcregular on Sunday
Cookie93 - I just want to give "you" a big hug. She will make it!! Hang in there and keep telling her how proud you are of her. That is what I do every time my girl struggles. When my conversation is over I then go bla bla bla to her Daddy about how this Navy thing is really tough on our daughter.

Prayers for all.
Comment by Cookie93 on Sunday

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 mamaT on Saturday

My heart feels full reading everyone's words of encouragement! Love that everyone is here, not only for their daughters,  but for all of us going through the same thing. So proud and fearful at the same time!  We just want our girls to be safe, happy, and fulfilled in the path they have chosen! They may be small but they are mighty!  Just goes to show you, WE have all raised STRONG, AWESOME girls!

I am really thankful for a place that we can all vent, share, and come to when we need some info and hand holding!

Comment by flordel772 on Saturday

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 Saturday

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!!!!

 

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