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April 2013 Blog Posts (84)

Boy fixn to leave.

I had to give him up to someone sooner or later. He leaves Mother's Day

Added by tradewindmom on April 30, 2013 at 11:04pm — 2 Comments

My Son left for Boot Camp on April 17, 2013

I have received the call the night he arrived, and received the box on the 23rd.  I have not recieved the form letter with his address and graduation date.  Any input from moms who's child arrived the same day would be greatly appreciated...has anyone received a graduation date and address?

Added by manderson65 on April 30, 2013 at 9:29pm — 10 Comments

New Navy Mom


I am the mother of a SR, he is in DIV 180 Ship 14, 

I think this might be battleship week.

I miss my boy very much



Added by rrrrk5scotts on April 30, 2013 at 3:21pm — 2 Comments

my sons deployment

my son was deployed two months ago we hardly speak because the phones on the ship suck like he says i miss him but its what he wants out of life im still not adapted to him leaving in july he makes a year in the navy but wow im still trying to get adapted its hard hes my only child i pray everyday for his safety and all troops i love my sailor

Added by carmen on April 30, 2013 at 1:41pm — 6 Comments

Boyfriend is leaving on 5/1. Have some questions about A school!!!

I will be going to me boyfriends PIR , he would like me to bring some stuff to him to have during A school, but we are not to sure what he is allowed to have. He is staying in GL for school, we already know he will get his new room after he graduates, and wont be going back to RTC, and will be going straight to his room after liberty. Just need to know what I need to bring him from home. Please help me out!!!



Added by Gabby on April 29, 2013 at 9:29pm — 8 Comments

another day closer to PIR

another day closer and it does not seem that far away now. at first i was at a loss, and now that i just got my second call from him yesterday and i am waiting for my second letter this week, i can now see a light at the end of the tunnel. He seems to be in great spirits and his mind is where it needs to be with the focus on being a sailor.

I loved hearing from him and though there are some trying times for him is boot camp and i am very proud of my son for finding the "right…


Added by chrissmom (ship 13 div 209) on April 29, 2013 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

Patiently Waiting!

My son left for boot camp on April 16th. I got the box on April 22nd/ Am now waiting patiently for the first letter and for the first phone call. He is in Div 931 ship 2.

Added by joyce0822 on April 29, 2013 at 12:11pm — 4 Comments

Graduation 4/26/2013

Attended my amazing sons graduation on Aprill 26, 2013. it was a beautiful graduation. Soooo very proud of him.. He is now is South Carolina. The United States Navy has two very wonderful men of mine.

Added by theresa320 on April 29, 2013 at 9:19am — 1 Comment

need a passport but dont know how

I just found out I am going to need a passport in order to go with my husband. I did some research online and found that I can expidite one to get it here faster but that is very costly. Is there anything the military can do for me or am I on my own with this.

Added by lovemysailor on April 28, 2013 at 11:59am — 4 Comments

Got the call

My son called today.He sounds good.I'm so happy to hear his voice.We talk for about45 min. He is learning so much.I'm so proud of him.

Added by mary on April 27, 2013 at 5:45pm — 2 Comments


YAY!!!! I received my 1st phone call from my son this morning! What a wonderful surprise!! Says all is well, just missing everyone at home.


Added by Betsy on April 27, 2013 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Received my first phone call today!!!!!

I  received my fist phone call from my SR who is in div 222.  He said he is the RPOC of  division 222, which means that he is responsible in making sure everyone in his division gets to where they are to be on time,and if they are late, he pays the price. Wow...I am so proud and so impressed!!!  He said that he passed his swim test and has gained 10 pounds already.  His division was the first to receive their dog tags too. He said he had to go and get ready for…


Added by Navy mom of 2 on April 27, 2013 at 1:06pm — 3 Comments

Countdown to Bootcamp

My son is leaving for Boot Camp on May 23rd.....I will be there when he takes oath and leaves but I'm worried about how hard it's going to be to say goodbye to his family and friends and I don't know if I can be strong and not break down which will make it worse for him. 


Added by Ty'sMom1823 (ship 03 div 272) on April 27, 2013 at 1:01pm — 2 Comments

saying good bye and off to cuba

my husband graduated april 12 from san antonio ma a school and got to spend the last two weeks at home before heading to cuba. They were a great 2 weeks and my only complaint is they went by two fast. Before he left we got news that as soon as a house is open i would be allowed to follow him to cuba which made us both very happy. He left yesterday and it was way harder than i expected it to be. We didnt sleep at all that night cause we were crying to much. We spent our morning at the airport…


Added by lovemysailor on April 27, 2013 at 10:31am — No Comments


Good morning all, i just received my first real phone call from my SR.. He said he passed his swimming exam....he said the food is not bad.. the eggs are horrible..... lol...he has div 221 which are the girls with his div 222..... they are the first group to receive there dog tags... they told them to very proud of themselves because they did an excellent job... SO SUPER first real phone call... he said it is really hard... some people passed out from the work out.... sad…


Added by RayaProudNavyMom on April 27, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Happy Mom/ daughter / Ship 9 Div 205


Hello all,

This my first post... I was extremely happy to receive my daughter's letter and to talk to her on the phone.  She sounds absolutley great.  I'm glad because if she were to tell me that she wants to come home or that she doesn't think she can continue on; it would just break my heart, beacause I don't think I would be able to take it.  The funny thing about this is that my son was in the Navy and I didn't go through all of these emotions.  I mean I was sad to see…


Added by lovethatgirl on April 26, 2013 at 11:54am — 11 Comments

My Son signed and sworn in on April 19, 2013! He leaves for boot camp Nov. 5th! I will spend as much time with him as I can till then!

My Son signed and sworn in on April 19, 2013! He leaves for boot camp Nov. 5th! I will spend as much time with him as I can till then! Continue

Added by Michele on April 25, 2013 at 9:23am — 3 Comments

Picked Up "The Box"

I was just wondering if anyone could answer my question. My son sent home his drivers license. Is there a reason why he did not keep it with him or do they have to send it home with their belongings. Just wondering..... He also sent home is Religious medallion. Why?

Thank you.

Added by RayaProudNavyMom on April 24, 2013 at 11:47am — 4 Comments

The Countdown Begins....

11 days till our son leaves for Great Lakes. We had his party this past weekend and it was amazing how many people showed up to say goodbye. Everyone had something wonderful to say about him and we were just beaming with pride. Today he is at the Recruiters for another meetup; he has been asked to attend a recruiting session at his high school next week and he was honored to be asked. It will also give him a chance to say goodbye to his…


Added by Jesmom6 on April 24, 2013 at 11:01am — 1 Comment

Left for BC today

My new son-i-law left for the Navy today.  He and my daughter were married last Friday.  Very emotional day for her (really for all of us).  She will be living with us and finishing her master's program for nursing while he is in BC and A school, then not sure where he will be.  We are from the midwest and just wondering where he will end up. 

Added by wjrslr on April 23, 2013 at 1:51pm — 1 Comment

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