It has been awhile since I updated my blog. My son is 2/3 of the way through A School. He passed his final PFA and now needs to pass his "comp" then he gets to rank up.
17 years ago, as I watched the 2nd plane hit the tower in New York; I knew I was in for a day of hell. I didn't realize that it was going to be the worst week of my life. I was doing corporate travel where most of my clients were going to for from New York and New Jersey. We lost several clients and co-workers in the…Continue
Added by Kbpoohbear on September 11, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments
I haven't posed in a while and it will probably be a while before I post again. My son graduated from Bootcamp and is safe in A School. He has Classed up and gets to wear Civilian Clothes, have his cell phone and take weekend liberty. You would think that I would hear more from him. Nope, I get updates only after I repeat the question and it is as short as possible. I will have a party if I can get a complete sentence out of him. He and his sister text back and forth while I hear…Continue
I got home yesterday from watching my son graduate from Bootcamp. I was shocked to see a man standing in front of me. He had a confidence that I have not see before (he had plenty of cocky before). The ceremony was beautiful. I am so proud that my son worked hard and stuck to it and is now going to A school. I can not correctly describe the feels and emotions. Anyone reading my blog, encourage your SR. Tell them it is worth it. Navy Moms has been a blessing in helping me get through this. …Continue
Div 248 - I have a sailor! Everyone in that division passed! I am too excited to type!!
I am better now. My Sailor will be a MMN and going to Goose Creek. I thought it was for about 1 1/2 years but found out today it is more like 2 years. So I have 2 years before I worry about not hearing anything for months to years. I can't wait for him to get to use his phone. Texting and emailing will be a blessing. I know the hard stuff isn't over but boot camp was…Continue
Battlestation here my SR comes! 5 days before graduation and I am positive my son has passed the final Fitness. Starting tomorrow, I will be on pins and needles waiting for my call. He is in a lower number so I won't have to wait long, hopefully. I feel bad for those whose SR are in a higher number. My graduation ribbons arrive on Monday. I hope I can get one to my sister in time for her to wear during graduation. I am trying not to squeal but it is hard. Hooyah - Go J Go!
Added by Kbpoohbear on June 10, 2018 at 12:38pm — No Comments
So far no news, We made it to Tuesday! My SR is in a lower number Division in the graduation line and by my GUESS he has done his run and so far no news. I actually think we are in the clear unless they are waiting for tomorrow to have him call. I will relax at this time tomorrow but feeling better. I wrote him a Sandboxx today and have 1 more before graduation. I need to think of something to say in both that and the final written letter. We…Continue
I left town so I haven't had time to blog and no news to blog (hallelujah). I am getting nervous because I know the final Fitness test is soon or happened. It will be his final chance. I am trying to relax but Friday I was jumpy nervous. My phone would ring and I would panic. Today I am better and expect will be fine tomorrow. Monday and Tuesday?? Can I relax by Wednesday? I know I am driving myself nuts. I am my own worst enemy. I need to relax because after he was no longer sick he said he…Continue
Added by Kbpoohbear on June 2, 2018 at 11:55pm — No Comments
I received a letter from my son today. The first one for about a month. He is doing good with being set back. He sees this as more time to get better. He assured me he will get it done and not to worry. He kept apologizing to me for the "hassle". I had to send him a Sandboxx so tomorrow he will see that there was no hassle just worry for how he was doing. Now I know his head is in the game, I can relax. His new division he said was weird. Just before he went into it, they got a new RDC, they…Continue
Today is a weird day. My son (I am pretty sure) would have been in Battlestation 21 tonight. My friends, I made on this site are receiving their "I am Sailor" calls; my sons old Division won the Captains cup. I am so happy for his division and friends, a little jealous they get to hug their Sailors. I really wish I could talk with him and see how he is doing. His new division got to make phone calls and mothers reported talking for an hour. Logically I know he should have been running but…Continue
I have been talking with several of the mother's on this site and in the new division. I feel this is going to be good and all will work in the end. The new division sounds good and close, plus he is on the USS Arizona. That ship has always been special to me. I have been able to visit twice now. I am seeing good signs and feeling the love of the other mothers.The worst really is no letters for a few weeks and was looking forward to hugging my son. I can make the 3 weeks until I see him and…Continue
This is the reason we keep saying No news is good news. I got a call. He has been set back 3 weeks, it was his run time. My heart hurts for him. He wants to so bad. I hope the 3 weeks does him good because I don't know what will happen if he can't do it. All I can do is pray and change my travel plans.
Added by Kbpoohbear on May 16, 2018 at 12:24pm — No Comments
No letter today. I know he is busy but I am really disappointed. I sent him 2 different questionnaires to make it easier and still nothing. I really want to know his Nuke Rate, how he is doing on his running and how he did on fire arms. This is supposed to be his weekend to call but with Mother's day I don't know if he will be able too.
NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS! NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS! repeat
The good news is, his graduation in in 2 weeks and he is still at boot camp.…Continue
The recruit training center posted pictures today and I think I see my son. I know he is short but wow, if it is him the guys are huge in his division. The stance and everything is just like my son. I had hoped they got the slouch out of him, but that looks like his slouch.…Continue
I received another letter from my son. It was much shorter since he didn't have to rest his leg. He said that tomorrow he should no his rate in the nuke program. I asked the Nuke moms how they decide. It is as the Navy Needs. A sorting hat was suggested which lead to my daughter going off a tale about and Magic Navy Hat that reads my sons thoughts. She said she hopes he chants "not Slytherin" so he can have Gryffindor instead.
He is tired but good.…Continue
Yesterday I got my first real letter from my son. One page for me, one page for sister and one for the dog. He pulled a muscle in his leg running for chow so Friday April 20th he was on light duty, so he had plenty of time to write. I could tell it bugged him. He said he has nothing negative to say nor anything really positive. He did say he is worried about his final run time but that his RDC (Recruit Division Commander) is going to run him a lot next week to help. He is tired of other…Continue
We received the I am still alive call last weekend. It was short since he called his sister first. She didn't recognize the called and rejected it. He left a good message that we listen to when we need to hear his voice. He is doing good but said this was "the hardest thing I have ever done". He is stronger than I think and he got his stubbornness from both his father and I. I know he has this. I am both proud and worried. I guess that proves I am mom.
I booked my flight, got a airbnb…Continue
I received the kid in a box today. I wanted to cry for a minute but walked in the other room and got it together.I thought I would receive the form letter first. I hope it comes soon. I want to peak at see how he is doing but I cant. No possible way.
I received my call at 1130 last night. Bittersweet, but looking forward to the box and form letter. I cant wait to start writing him. I am excited for him and trying to send all positive thoughts and energy his way. Blue candle burning; now to wear red. Go SR XXXX! You can do this.
It has been a wild ride so far. He wanted to join the Navy for years but my chunky monkey need to lose weight. He finally made it! He signed on for one job then was accepted into Nukes.It changed his date from January to October, then the call. He was looking at the end of March or mid April. We waited some more. On Monday he got a call that said he would know tonight or tomorrow if he ships Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Wow when they move they really move. He is on his way to MEPS to…Continue