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November 2010 Blog Posts (102)

My Sailor

My sailor <3

To touch his face once again

My hands tremble at the thought

To hold his hand once again

My palms being to sweat

To kiss his lips once again

My lips quiver and part

To hear his sweet voice once again

My ears being to ring

To feel his heart beat once again

My heart races and flutters

To be wrapped up in his arms of love once again

My body fills…


Added by hsmith415 on November 29, 2010 at 9:57pm — No Comments

Help with deciding whether to drive to graduation or take the hotel shuttle??

Okay all of you Moms or anyone that has been to PIR please help!! Is it best to drive your vehicle to the PIR or just take the shuttle from the hotel? My husband is on the Navy For Dads webpage, and it says from the gate it is 4 SHORT blocks ??? Sometimes Men's definition of a block is very different than that of a woman. So what are your thoughts ??? Thanks Anita PIR 12/17

Added by Anita MA Mom on November 29, 2010 at 9:41pm — 2 Comments

Well I was wrong about the Longest Week

Last week, the area was hit by miserable ice, and AK stands for Alaska not Arkansas, some folks get that confused. So the week that my girl left was actually not the longest week, last week was because I was waiting for the mail to be able to run. I couldn't get out of my own driveway. The University, schools, and local area businesses were closed. We are use to having 30 below in November not 30 above. It reached 35 above at my house, the ice came off the roof with horrendous noise, and the… Continue

Added by AKmygirl21 Div051 Ship07 on November 29, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

The Beginning

Hello All!

So I'm definitely new to this site, new to this lifestyle.

I decided to start this blog on N4M to put myself out there a little more on the site,be more active in it, and hopefully help/share experiences with someone that is going through the same thing that I am.

As of right now, I'm engaged to my sailor whose at NWS Charleston, and I'm living in Georgia. This is my first "long-distance" relationship, but I'm proud of how well we have done this far, and it… Continue

Added by jehmke on November 29, 2010 at 2:30am — 4 Comments

The time is drawing near.

The time is flying by, but we spent Thanksgiving with both my boys, wanted to make sure my daughter and I spent time with them before they leave for boot camp jan. I am going to miss my boys so so much I can't describe what I am already feeling. I know I won't hug one good bye before the other. Both will be hugged at the same time. : )

Added by 2navymen02div915 on November 28, 2010 at 11:14pm — 3 Comments


Does any one know if the Great Lakes Metra stops across from the Base or is the stop within walking to the Base?

Added by on November 28, 2010 at 8:47pm — 1 Comment

Have a question about sailor and "restriction?"

I have a sailor that is currently in A school and asked to put time off for christmas but two weeks ago he got put on restriction.. does this mean he is not able to visit for xmas? He is supposed to graduate A school in January would he be able to take time off then? i'm a fiance and still getting used to being apart from my other half. they left in july...

Thank you for any replys

Added by Nakluvssailor_ke on November 28, 2010 at 3:34pm — 2 Comments

Graduation nearing Dec 17th - Any Suggestions

We are staying in Chicago the whole weekend with our sailor, however she will be require to stay on base for 5 hours after the graduation ceremony. Any suggestions if there is stuff to do there on base or near the base? Or we should return to the hotel & wait for her there? Take train to Great Lakes or rent car, they say driving is awful if one doesn't know their way around in town?

Added by on November 28, 2010 at 10:58am — 1 Comment

FMTB Graduation

Hi, my son, a navy corpsman, is due to graduate on Dec. 16th with the Marines at Camp Pendleton under Field Medical Training Battalion. I can't find out any details. Can anyone help?

Added by lezlie w on November 27, 2010 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my son. He is 19 today. I love you.

Added by Proud Mom on November 27, 2010 at 11:51am — 5 Comments

thanksgiving pix anyone?

Does anyone have a link to pix that were taken yestarday

(Thanksgiving) at the local VFW 2868? Can't find any.

Added by Chels's mom on November 27, 2010 at 12:45am — 4 Comments

Care packages on their way!

Since our son joined the Navy, as a family, we decided to donate all the money we would have spent on Christmas gifts and bought supplies for the troops. I also sent out an e-mail asking friends and family for donations of things the troops really need. The outcome was amazing! We packed up three big boxes, included a letter, and sent them out. That feeling alone of giving back was far greater than any gift we could receive. I wish we would have done this long ago, but in this case, better…


Added by AJVNavyMom on November 26, 2010 at 8:30pm — 7 Comments

Blessed all the VFW's that sponsor the Thanksgiving Day Food

Our Thanksgiving Day was fantastic as we got a surprised call from our granddaugther, she sounded & is doing great. It really made our holiday as an exceptional blessed day. She was with a group of recruits that were bused to a nearby VFW for a day of relaxing, cell phone access, TV, video games & great food. Thanks to all the VFW that sponsor the special holiday food for our recruits & may God blessed them & their…


Added by on November 26, 2010 at 5:13pm — 7 Comments

Schedule Office

Has anyone got the web site address to the scheduling office for the Navy.

I need to send them an e-mail telling them I will pay to have my son flown to Florida.

Added by markC (Ship12 Div030) on November 26, 2010 at 4:24pm — 3 Comments

BRAND NEW NAVY MOMS~anyones kids leave on Nov. 24th 2010?????

Hello, Anyone who kids just left for Bootcamp? I have been crying every day since. I am so emotional and didn't think I would be seeing that I and her Father were both in the Navy and we both know what to expect. I think it is even worse in a why cause we both know it was no "Cake Walk". She said she wouldn't be able to call for another 3 weeks. Is that right?

Added by Mackenziesmom on November 26, 2010 at 3:53pm — 9 Comments

Awesome Surprise

I was looking at my facebook, checking out all the pictures from the recruits Thanksgiving. Finally, I found a picture of him and some friends. He looks hansome in his uniform and most of all HAPPY. Thank you to all volunteers that gave up their Thanksgiving to make sure that the recruits had a hot meal and a Happy Thanksgiving. Most of all Thanks for the Picture.

Added by Proud Mom on November 26, 2010 at 2:17pm — 3 Comments

Hope everyone had a GREAT DAY today!! So Happy to hear from my Son. He got to leave the base and go to eat at the VFW in Chicago. They let them call on the bus ride there, for a short call, then when…

Hope everyone had a GREAT DAY today!! So Happy to hear from my Son. He got to leave the base and go to eat at the VFW in Chicago. They let them call on the bus ride there, for a short call, then when they got there he called like 5 times through out the day! He sounded like he was doing great! He said the people at the VFW were very nice to them (about 173) sailors were there. They had lots of cell phones for them to use and computers set up, TV'S , XBOXE'S . I think it was a very nice day for… Continue

Added by Anita MA Mom on November 26, 2010 at 1:02am — 2 Comments

Got my Thanksgiving chat!

Yep it's turning into a Happy Thanksgiving.. Just got off of chat with my sailor. He got to sleep in and is headed bowling and movies. No duty til tomorrow. No mention of missing us, which is good. Loves us and had to head out. So happy for him. I hope you all get to hear from your Sailors, if that doesn't work please know that they are thinking about you. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Added by Dunesmom on November 25, 2010 at 12:07pm — 1 Comment

I Got the Call ' I am a Sailor"

I just got the phone call. He is now a sailor. I am so excited. Thank you to everyone that help me through these difficult times.

Added by Proud Mom on November 24, 2010 at 7:54pm — 3 Comments

10 days til he graduates!

I am assuming that he has passed his running. He has 10 days til he graduates. I mailed his last letter today. I hope he gets it. I think it will be okay. I can't believe that it is almost here. Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving. Keep your phones on in case you get that call. My phone will be on and volume turned up.

Added by Proud Mom on November 24, 2010 at 1:19pm — 2 Comments

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