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April 2010 Blog Posts (77)

Twinkle Twinkle my little star

Twinkle Twinkle my little star.

How I wonder how you are?

Away from home so very far.


You're in the Navy now all grown up.

The tears I've shed could fill a cup.


My heart is proud and full of love.

I send you prayers of…

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Added by SeaBeeMomma((April)) on April 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

The big call just came in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M A SAILOR!!!!!!!!

Well words can't express the feeling. Pride,excitement jitters and tears all wrapped up into one.Ian I'm so proud of you. You have made me so Proud and becoming a E3 before you graduate has made me even prouder. You sure have become a great man over these past few weeks. I want you to know how special I feel being the mom of a U.S.SAILOR. I can't wait to see you on Friday and share this once in a lifetime event with you. We all take our hats off to all of you.Congrats to you Ian and Div 175!… Continue

Added by murphy on April 28, 2010 at 4:36pm — 4 Comments

Boot Camp in mid-April

My son just left for boot camp. He's on my mind 24/7. I hope he's ok.

Added by Mobaygirl on April 28, 2010 at 2:47pm — 5 Comments

my son left from Houston to GR April 19 Ship 11 Div 213

Still getting used to not having him around, trying to keep busy. Getting lots done around the house! Little good in everything. I will feel much better when I can hear his voice again. I know he is taken care of and is quite capable of succeeding where he puts forth the effort.I never thought I would have such a hard time holding back tears, even when I was straightening up his room - a task that would have probably made me mad a few weeks ago. I do wish I could see him learning how to fold… Continue

Added by Lisa proud navy mom on April 28, 2010 at 2:05pm — 2 Comments

DOES ANYONE HAVE A SON/DAUGHTER AT BOOTCAMP ON SHIP 7, DIV 207??

HAVE A SON THAT IS BEEN AT BOOT CAMP FOR ALMOST 2 WEEKS NOW.. CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT TO EXPECT AND IS THE GRADUATION DATE THEY SENT US. DOES THAT DATE SOMETIMES CHANGE? WOULD LOVE SOME INFORMATION. HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANYTHING FROM HIM YET AS IN LETTERS.. JUST FORM LETTER ABOUT GRADUATION. MISSING HIM MUCH... I JUST NEED TO HEAR THAT HE"S OKAY....

Added by Proudofhim (Ship7 Div207) on April 28, 2010 at 11:51am — 1 Comment

Should I join the Navy?

Hello all! =)

The last time I was on N4M was when my boyfriend of 3 years left for Great Lakes in January. I found this site to be incredibly helpful and a huge support to get me through until he graduated in March. (so I thought I could get your help again...lol) Since he has been back, I have noticed all of the wonderful changes in him and all the new possibilities available to him now that he's in the Navy. It's made me start to think about my future and what I would like to…

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Added by Christy on April 28, 2010 at 9:21am — 1 Comment

Boot camp makes the heart grow fonder.....

My oldest child, my beloved and only daughter left for boot camp a week ago today. It's been a wild and exciting ride thus far! I never knew my heart could feel so many emotions in such little time. Yesterday, I received the form letter and the box within an hour of each other, and it felt like Christmas!

I am impressed that my daughter could cram so many words onto those four lines! I get the idea she dislikes the food and misses my cooking. She's also worried she looks like…

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Added by SeaBeeMomma((April)) on April 27, 2010 at 11:30pm — 8 Comments

BLESSINGS PAID FORWARD

We turned a corner last weekend; another one of those milestones in which you can't turn back. It was the selling of our son's bright red Toyota 4Runner. The symbolic nature of it didn't escape me... As the clock continues to tick away the minutes into days, I find more and more that God provides me opportunities to let go...



When Erik turned 17 he learned to drive, although it wasn't without it's mishaps. I mean, how many of us can honestly say… Continue

Added by Cynthia=Proud Nuke Mommy on April 27, 2010 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Frustrations

How do you know when you are getting the run a round with your recruiter? After talking with recruiter, how long should it be before taking the ASVAB test? And then how long before the MEPS is scheduled? Woman's intuition kicking in and think her son is being put off. Had 2 dates for testing and neither have materialized with no real explanation. Any suggestions any one?

Added by Hollyanna on April 27, 2010 at 8:44pm — 4 Comments

what to do

SO my daughter just left for boot camp a week ago and my younger daughter is having the hardest time from it. They were best friends and they could not live without each other, but now that she is gone its like her world is gone. I do not know what to do? Did anyone else go through this what could i do?

Added by robbinsgirl55 on April 27, 2010 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Ship 06 Div 925 Graduation on 5/7/2010

My son is graduating on May 7th 2010 and we are planning to attend. We have our hotel room and are driving to Great Lakes from Michigan. Any and all advice or what we should expect would be greatly appreciated. My son said there are only 4 passes to the graduation but what if more that 4 want to go? Thanks!

Added by dlg on April 26, 2010 at 7:32pm — 3 Comments

Thinking about joining

Hello All,


I am 23 years old, and going through a divorce. My soon to be ex husband has been in the navy for almost 4 years now, and we have been married for about 2. I loved being a Navy wife, and did my best to support him, however after his second deployment it seems things had changed, and he decided he did not want our life anymore. It was difficult at first, but I am accepting this as each day goes on. Now I begin the new challenge of building my life on my own. I…
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Added by marguerite606 on April 26, 2010 at 8:55am — 5 Comments

so Excited i can't hardly stand it!

Well we parents of a new sailor have 4 days till graduation. I'm waiting for my I'm a sailor phone call and am ready to burst. The fear of something going wrong and the excited of his passing are racing threw my bones. As moms we tend to go over the edge sometimes , but i'm so far over i feel like it's a nightmare. I wish I would wake up. i'm so proud of him as all the other moms are also of there new sailor i can't wait to just thank him for what he is doing. We are a select few also not just… Continue

Added by murphy on April 25, 2010 at 3:40pm — 1 Comment

Boot Camp graduation hotel accomodations

Hello,

I'm hoping someone out there will be willing to share hotel information with me. I have checked into the Ramada Inn & Holiday Inn & Suites in Waukegan, IL - but have never stayed in either. If you have stayed in either place - please share your opinion of them with me. I do not know the area at all - so would appreciate an experienced opinion... as well as any other graduation weekend information you would be willing to share with me.

Thanks so…

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Added by darkal on April 25, 2010 at 11:55am — 2 Comments

Navy Mom's Only...

"A mother is she who can take the place of all others but

whose place no one else can take."

-- Cardinal Mermillod

I was so happy to find this site and it is absolutely wonderful.

I think this sight has helped me get thru the tough time and I want to

thank some of the wonderful MoM's.

Without making light of others affections, I would love to be part of a group that is just for MoM's because only we can understand the feelings we are…

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Added by blessedpr on April 22, 2010 at 9:58pm — 1 Comment

What are the requirements of reenlistment and what are the disadvantages of reenlistment?

My daughter is about to complete her five years of service by Nov 2010. She decided to sign up for another four years of service. I would like to know this... what are the requirements for a sailor to reenlist for four years after five years of service? My daughter is thinking about going to Lakehurst, NJ. Does anyone know about this Navy base? Do they like it there or is it not good to go there?

Added by nkrol64 on April 22, 2010 at 8:49pm — 1 Comment

new to this site

is there any one that has a love one in bangr wa. my son just left for his first tour on the sub.

Added by michelle erdei on April 22, 2010 at 8:02pm — 1 Comment

My son is in the navy Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

he just called us in md. @3:pm. passed everything, hasn't slep in 21/2 days, he is tired but excited. am i the proudest and happiest mom in the world, YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thank you all for all tour support, couldn't have done this w/out all of you.
God Bless us everyone. Can't wait to see you all friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love, terri Francesco Leonardo(lenny) Schittino my naval son

Added by terrisch on April 21, 2010 at 3:46pm — 2 Comments

The Old Mule

The Old Mule



Once upon a time a farmer owned an old mule who tripped and fell into the farmer’s well.The farmer heard the mule braying and was unable to figure out

how to bring up the old animal. It grieved him that he could not pull the animal out. He’d been a good worker around the farm. …

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Added by ColoAProudSailorMom on April 21, 2010 at 11:10am — 2 Comments

I was all into making plans to attend the graduation in Great Lakes and all of a sudden i came to a sudden stop

Since the day my son left to BC on the 13, i was counting the days when i would see his new and improved look. i was all into making the arrangments for his graduation...when i got the letter telling me his grad. date.....i could not believe that the same day he will graduate from BC, My daughter will be graduating from High School. I could not believe what i was reading, both of the graduations are important. but i feel that my daughters high school graduation is where i should be. I just feel… Continue

Added by christina_209 on April 21, 2010 at 7:22am — 14 Comments

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