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Melissa mom of Chip
  • 62, Female
  • Springfield, Missouri
  • United States
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Aug 12, 2011
Melissa mom of Chip commented on Melissa mom of Chip's group 'Springfield Missouri Moms'
"I have finally found a job.  It is only parttime but I at least have my foot in the door.  It only took me a year to find one.  How is everyon doing?  Hopefully you are all able to visit with your sailors either by internet or…"
Jun 8, 2011
Melissa mom of Chip commented on AngiePNMx2's group 'Nebraska Families'
"Hey ladies, found a job finally.  I was called into one of the hospitals here at home and got the job.  Yeah!!!!!!!! Been looking for a year since I lost my last job.  My son is doing great.  He is now out of the Navy but still…"
May 18, 2011
Melissa mom of Chip commented on AngiePNMx2's group 'Nebraska Families'
"Hey leslieo glad to have you in our group.  My son was stationed in Nebraska so I got to visit with him a lot.  We also have a chihuahua who thinks he is the boss.  Of course we also have his chihuahua wife and 3 children so our house…"
May 4, 2011

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A little about me:
I have been a Navy Mom for the past 6 years. It was hard at first but now I love it and enjoy getting to visit my son at his different duty stations. Back in August 2007, my husband and I took on the raising of our Great-Nieces and Great-Nephews. We are going to court this Thursday, April 9, 2009 for Total Permanent Guardianship. The kids are really great kids and enjoy living here in Springfield alot. They are all getting A's and B's on their grade cards. I have a 17 year old girl who will be 18 this month, a 15 year old boy who will be 16 this month, an 11 year old girl who will be 12 this July and a 10 year old boy. I raised two boys so raising the girls is a lot different. We are making do. My husband lost his job back in July 2008 but so far we are not in real bad straits. We both love the accomplishments that our Navy son has made and are looking forward to going to all the different places that he goes to for Duty Stations. We try to let one of us go each year so that we both get to spend time with him.
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Was proud and encouraged it
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Do not worry about your child. He is in good hands and will be taken care of. He will have lots of travel experience and lots of chances to see all parts of the world and experience all kinds of situations in life.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 5:10pm on August 6, 2009, carols_kitchen said…
Melissa
Would love to have you join the Prayer Wall group. It's powerful.
Carol
At 1:57pm on May 8, 2009, Susan mom to Niko said…
You did send along your info... I have you on the list! I have deleted your comment from my page as it shows to everyone... Never know who is looking... boy does that make me paranoid or what???
At 2:42pm on April 16, 2009, Dawn said…
Hi Melissa, I tried to add you on myspace but got it couldn't be found. If you'd like to add me my url is myspace.com/bndgang

Dawn
At 2:07pm on March 11, 2009, Susan mom to Niko said…
Thanks so much for volunteering! I have added you to the rescue list!
At 6:49pm on February 20, 2009, Dianne said…
HI Melissa, we have a great zoo here in Omaha. The college world series (baseball) is played in Omaha every year. There are a lot of new areas with great restaurants, movie theaters here in Omaha too. Then of course there is the Hustker football team in Lincoln. Offut is kind of in the boonies, but not far from Omaha. Joanne is right it can be extremely cold here and tornadoes are no fun. Summer there are a lot of thunderstorms too. We are originally from California, have lived here 2 1/2 years. There are things I like and things I really don't like. I'm sure your son will make many great friends at Offut. If he ever needs anything us Moms in the Nebraska group are always here!
At 1:04pm on November 7, 2008, Melissa mom of Chip said…
My son is an OS2 on the USS Curtis Wilbur. He has been there since December 8, 2006. He is due to come home some time after the first of the year. Don't know which month. He will be going to his next Duty Station at that time for 3 years. Yes it is hard to have him so far from home. I was lucky and was able to go visit with him last December for 17 days. I really enjoyed myself. The country is just beautiful and the people are very friendly.
At 9:20pm on October 22, 2008, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Hello & Welcome to N4M’s!
My name is Catherine the Admin and I want to thank you for joining us! To help you know the “Do’s and Don’ts” for the community- I wrote up a quick little ditty for you to read. So click here and read them (pretty please with a cherry on top because the rules are enforced)! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns afterwards- please don’t hesitate to contact me.
So, enjoy your time here and I'm looking forward (along with the community) to reading more about you. :D
Sincerely, Catherine
 
 
 

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