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Lisa
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Phoenixmom left a comment for Lisa
"Hi Lisa, yes that is understandable, I'm pretty much alone myself, raised my 2 brothers as I am the oldest. My Mom had to work as she was a single parent. I have but one brother left the rest have paased on, I find myself really alone at times,…"
Mar 15
Lisa commented on JC's Momma's blog post 'Missing My Baby Boy'
"Hello JC’s Momma, I remember that day the box came and oh my god I couldn’t keep it together. I did however have a couple of friends who’s kids were there for 20 years and they all told me what to expect but nothing prepares you…"
Mar 15
Debbie77 commented on Lisa's blog post 'Feeling like a bad mom'
"Phoenixmom I am so glad my little bit of understanding helps.  The clarity for me happen when my g-son who was 2 was going to have to have surgery for a birth defect (I am a RN).  I wanted SOOOOOO badly to step in and tell them who, what,…"
Mar 15
Phoenixmom commented on Lisa's blog post 'Feeling like a bad mom'
"You two Ladies I have to admire, reading your post last night brought tears to my eyes. thinking back on my Son, we have had a great relationship and he has always repected me and my Concerns for him, I can see where you say they grow up and tend to…"
Mar 15
Debbie77 commented on Lisa's blog post 'Feeling like a bad mom'
"Lisa, Thank you for the kind words.  Two things I found help me.   1.  This, too, should pass - our feeling are not 'right or wrong' and they change - given them 10 mins...lol 2.  Literally take this one step, one day…"
Mar 15
Lisa commented on Lisa's blog post 'Feeling like a bad mom'
"Thank you Debbie, I really hope it gets better. I really am trying to throw myself into work and. I have gotten better at going into his room. My son couple days ago took my sons blanket and I was so upset. But these are his favorite things and I…"
Mar 14
Debbie77 commented on Lisa's blog post 'Feeling like a bad mom'
"Lisa, How sweet.  I am sorry you cried.  I also was a single mom with 3 - my son also being the oldest and only boy.  And I, like you, am very independent, strong woman.  But my journey with my son has covered 19 years - so for…"
Mar 14
Lisa commented on Lisa's blog post 'Feeling like a bad mom'
"Hello Debbie77, you made me cry today not for the situation but also how you were dealing with your son and no support like what is here now. Times have definitely changed and if you ever need to chat I am here. As mothers we all go through our own…"
Mar 14
Debbie77 commented on Lisa's blog post 'Feeling like a bad mom'
"Lisa, I am new to this site but an old Navy mom.  My son has been in for 19 years.  He is my oldest and the one to leave the nest first - so in the beginning I also stressed over missed emails.  At that time phone calls where rare and…"
Mar 14
lemonelephant left a comment for Lisa
"Salisha, I see you have changed your Username; you may also want to change the URL (address) to this page. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) to take…"
Mar 8
lemonelephant left a comment for Lisa
"What is your Sailor's rating (job/occupational specialty) and where is he stationed (what vessel, if one). There may be groups I can direct you to. "
Mar 8
giftedhands commented on Lisa's blog post 'Feeling like a bad mom'
"Hi, You are not a bad Mom, just a mom who loves her child. keep him in your prayers and keep the phone close."
Mar 8
Phoenixmom commented on Lisa's blog post 'Feeling like a bad mom'
"Hi Lisa, I have to tell you that when my son was in A school in Great Lakes, he came home for the Holiday, he gained some weight and he vapes now. He said that an older kid in A school took him to a hookah place and that he liked it, and I have to…"
Mar 8
Lisa posted a blog post

Feeling like a bad mom

Good morning to all the wonderful moms out there. My son has been stationed away for more than 7 months. Because of where he is I get a phone call or a message when ever he can. It’s really hard when you are not hearing from your kid and knowing we talked everyday. His schedule changes all the time and the comfort was that in June he would be back here and stationed where I can travel often to see him. But now that’s not happening he said maybe the end of the year. He has changed a lot since…See More
Mar 8
Silliesmom2017 commented on Lisa's blog post 'Positive thinking'
"I know how you feel Lisa.  My son too is MIA this Thanksgiving and Christmas. I write him a letter everyday and mail it. He will be swamped with letters for sure. I am doing Thanksgiving for my family and I promised my son that we would carry…"
Nov 22, 2017
Phoenixmom commented on Lisa's blog post 'Positive thinking'
"Hi Lisa, I really like that positive attitude, I know the feeling of missing his I  Love you Mom, My son also did that all the time. I am glad that the time is coming near for you to see him, Thanks for the encouragement that you bring,…"
Nov 21, 2017

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A little about me:
I am here basically my sons are my world and i am here to support him. He is officially graduating on the 25th of August. I am indeed the happiest mom ever. I love him with all my heart. I am also the owner of my own business.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
will educate and develop him to be a much more independent young man.
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing.

Lisa's Blog

Feeling like a bad mom

Posted on March 8, 2018 at 8:02am 10 Comments

Good morning to all the wonderful moms out there. My son has been stationed away for more than 7 months. Because of where he is I get a phone call or a message when ever he can. It’s really hard when you are not hearing from your kid and knowing we talked everyday. His schedule changes all the time and the comfort was that in June he would be back here and stationed where I can travel often to see him. But now that’s not happening he said maybe the end of the year. He has changed a lot since…

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Positive thinking

Posted on November 20, 2017 at 9:02pm 2 Comments

I know how difficult this is for us all as parents this is the first Thanksgiving that I will not have my son at our table. I do not mean to be on the down side but with this mission that he is on it does have it’s up and downs for both him and I. I wake up every day at 4am to wait for that phone call from my boy to hear about his day. And he sounds good and the best part out of our conversations is him telling me how much he loves and misses us. Thank goodness for technology because I would be… Continue

I feel like I am complaining constantly

Posted on October 23, 2017 at 3:43pm 4 Comments

Yesterday was my birthday. I missed my boy so much it was the first time since he was born we spent a birthday apart. I did not feel to wake up but I did and I did try my best to hold it together I kept crying everytime I was alone which really did not help the mood of my dinner party. Everyone kept saying how lucky I was to have great sons and I must be so happy that he is out of the house. Don’t people understand that I did everything for my sons and do they not understand that my boys are… Continue

Missing my son

Posted on October 15, 2017 at 5:12pm 7 Comments

My son was home and left today I am feeling like part of me is gone where do I go from here I came home to an empty room and my home feels empty without him. I can shake this emptiness with all the family around I know everyone says it’s ok. But I cannot help feeling sad.

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At 2:19pm on March 15, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Hi Lisa, yes that is understandable, I'm pretty much alone myself, raised my 2 brothers as I am the oldest. My Mom had to work as she was a single parent. I have but one brother left the rest have paased on, I find myself really alone at times, although I am married and have two daughters, but as you say our children grow up and have families of their own. My son being the baby we grew so attached to each other, a really close communication and understanding. I do admire your Strength and determination, as I am a very independant lady myself I feel like I am a strong person, but sometimes I feel like I have to let my gaurd down, but I do agree with you and debbie totally. I just wanted to express my sincere admiration for you two. Thank You,

At 10:12pm on March 8, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Salisha, I see you have changed your Username; you may also want to change the URL (address) to this page. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) to take care of that. (If you are using a Smart phone, you will need to switch to Desktop View to make this change.)   

Also make change 3 while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.   

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.  

Since you have a Sailor, you can change "At Boot Camp now" above to “Enlisted.” 

If you get an error message, then look at the area/s in the error message and unclick all of the choices in the area/s and make choices closer to the question/s. Some choices may have changed since you joined. 

At 10:07pm on March 8, 2018, lemonelephant said…

What is your Sailor's rating (job/occupational specialty) and where is he stationed (what vessel, if one). There may be groups I can direct you to. 

 
 
 

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