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September 2011 Blog Posts (79)

my son Marquan has been gone since last thursday its killing me

Hello all my son left for boot camp 9/22 i waited all day and night for his call finally fell asleep around 12am woke up the next morning to realize he called at 2 am i cried like a baby then listening to his message i cried some more he sounded totally drained he left home at 2pm then Tuesday my doorbell rings and its the box i again cried also he sent his phone card home i dont know why does this mean he will not be able to call if given the opportunity now i have been checking my mailbox… Continue

Added by Ebony on September 30, 2011 at 5:45pm — 9 Comments



Added by SamanthaNJadeen on September 30, 2011 at 5:24pm — 1 Comment

Waiting for the phone call.... Worried!!!!

My son graduates on Oct 7th, should I be receiving a phone call to let me know he passed all tests and he is graduating? please let me know, because i have not yet booked my flight and need to book it today... Worried!!!!

Added by Yesenia0815 on September 30, 2011 at 4:52pm — 19 Comments

Feeling very overwhelmed


I just signed up for this and I thought it would be helpful, and on an intellectual level, it has been, but emotionally, I am so overwhelmed by all the things I didn't know.  And more so by the things I know I still have no idea about.


My son leaves on Monday for GL and while I'm so excited, I'm so sad.  I've been reading about "The Box" and all the things that get sent home and smelling his clothes and crying and I think to myself, What has he gotten me…


Added by DisneyDebi (02/903) on September 30, 2011 at 2:20pm — 22 Comments


I am doing the happy dance!!!!  Glad to finally have a little info to go on....Looking forward to the PIR in Great Lakes, IL.

Added by NukeMom on September 30, 2011 at 10:13am — 4 Comments

Fustrated Mom

My son has beed trying to get into the Navy for close to a year now. We have hit a few stumbling blocks, I say we because I have been trying to advocate for him because of the of delay after delay with paperwork and medical issues. My son now was told he has a mild pulmonary disease. the civilian doctors say he is fine. He has to wait for a waiver, if the waiver isn't signed at his MEPS station in Miami, we are told it will have to go the the headquarters in Tenn., I wonder how long this…


Added by aroslin on September 29, 2011 at 11:16am — 2 Comments

Home sick Momma

Today has been a real challenge for me. I think that I am the one that is homesick. Missing my son. I know that he is off to bigger and better things in his life and I am so thankful for that. I just miss my son. He always know the right words to put a smile on my face. Thankful for a better day. I know that I would have days like this......Just to hear him say "Momma or Michelle" would be priceless.

Added by IBeeTunechiLee"s Mom on September 28, 2011 at 10:53pm — 4 Comments

Local Support Group

I would like to start a support group for Navy moms. Maybe meet like once a month. Anyone interested?


Added by Bernice Proud NAVY mom on September 28, 2011 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Proud Mother Navy Mom.

My only Son is deployed for 1 year. I miss him so. As does his wife and two sons..

I made a mistake on his rank. I do appologize if that offended anyone. Petty Officer First Class. Thank you for helping me clear that up. So many people have been in the Military in my family so it was a honest mistake.. Every war we have had, someone in my family fought. Spanish American Viet Nam, WW1 and two. our family goes way back in Military History. I wont post names. I kicked myself in the ass for… Continue

Added by Sunshine Navy Mom on September 28, 2011 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

Hurry up & wait seems to be the new normal....

Still waiting for the famous form letter to come.. needless to say, I am not a very patient person.  I find myself speeding home just to get to the mailbox to see if it is there.... like if it is it would go away somehow.. silly, I know.


I realize that I am not the first, only or last mother to be in these shoes....still, it doesn't make the waiting any better.

I know that when it finally does will be like Christmas!  Just to know a little something...…


Added by NukeMom on September 28, 2011 at 12:40pm — 2 Comments

got a problem

hi all i was wondering if anybody has had this problem or has thought on it. My son changed his last name before going to bc we told his recruiter this was going to be happening from the moment he first saw them, when the paperwork for the name change was final the recruiter said were not going to change it here( even though they had time to) it will get done in bootcamp well he gets to bc and they say they will do it around the third week but didnt and kept putting him off now they say to have… Continue

Added by hotrod (ship 09 div 323) on September 28, 2011 at 11:35am — 6 Comments

Christmas at bootcamp?

So...I am beginning to accept the decision my son has made...I will miss him terribly when he leaves though...I have a ? for whomever might be able to answer...Logan is supposed to leave Dec 15th...which means Christmas without ? is they allow the recruits to make a phone call on that day...even though they will only have been there 10 days?  It is hard enough to have him leave, and not be here for the holidays, but to not even hear from my baby boy on that day is gonna KILL… Continue

Added by Ann on September 28, 2011 at 8:43am — 7 Comments

My son ships to bootcamp next Tuesday! The countdown is on...

OK past, present & future AECF mom's...My time with my son is getting shorter & shorter....but I am not saying goodbye, I am just saying see you later. Whatever you call it....I know it will be tough. But I could not be beaming with pride anymore for my young man.


So, I need to know everything there is to know. I need to get letters, packages and all that fun stuff ready to to go. Any ideas or thoughts you all can offer would be greatly appreciated.

I will blog…


Added by verokt on September 28, 2011 at 12:49am — 2 Comments

ship 5

My fiance is on ship 5, he called me every night...or his mom. And we both havent gotten a phone call today:/ We are both soo worried and just want him to come home. Its driving us both nuts:(

Added by Karlijean on September 27, 2011 at 9:31pm — 1 Comment

Catching up with N4M's posts, blogs, etc

Well, I am once again reminded of how this site is such a comforting place to visit! Thank goodness for n4m! November 21st is right around the corner...I'm sure I will be on here daily at that point! Hope everyone is well out there and many thanks for all of the valuable information! 

Added by BurstingwithPride on September 27, 2011 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

My son Box got home to day

Well i got my son's clothes, ph and shoes all his personal stuff that he left home to go to Booth camp. I was glad to get stuff from him it even smelt like him but (sweaty) :)  I called his Recruiter but still havent gotten his address yet sill wating i already wrote my first letter but cant mail it cause NO address yet. Thanks to all you Moms for all the word of support I LOVE THIS SITE it lets me know I am not alone and what to expect and what to do THANKS again.

Added by rainmom on September 27, 2011 at 5:05pm — 1 Comment

Ship 5??

I have a question, my fiance went to basic on september 20th. Now hes coming home and being discharged. But hes still there, just siting in a room doing nothing all day. He said he was already discharged just waiting for them to send him home. Has anyone gone threw this? How long did it take for your sailor to get out??

Added by Karlijean on September 27, 2011 at 10:55am — No Comments

Help please


This was sent to me by my daughter

Please i need help getting the information.

I am in Ohio .

this girl is getting out next week . will be in Norfolk VA

I do not know who she is. (she might be your daughter ) all I know she is on the Bush.

but a sailor needs help !!! I have put this on the…


Added by tasstables on September 27, 2011 at 2:06am — 4 Comments

Three More Days

The clock is running out. I'm overwhelmed with emotions about seeing him. My boyfriend graduates from bootcamp this Friday. He has been gone for 7 weeks now. I got very lucky and his graduation is earlier than most. I haven't talked to him since August 30. He told me normally they would allow them to call more, but the division he is in is very disrespectful and "phone calls are a privelege, not a right". I get a letter every week and sometimes twice a week. I keep thinking about how close I…


Added by alyson_lynn on September 26, 2011 at 7:05pm — No Comments

He passed the NAPT

I got the phone call at 10 am today -he passed and is now on his way to fill out the packet for a change of rate. I am stressed and worried about what happens next. He is excited and so am I but he also struggled his first year of college and to get into the Nuke program...he is in for a world of new things. We discussed one site we visited that explained the Nuke Program as MIT compatible however the Navy does it in 18 months not 4 years! He was excited about the challenge and the new learning… Continue

Added by Gregory'sMomma on September 26, 2011 at 3:42pm — 1 Comment

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