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Hi all, just wanted to start something where we can check in with each other and keep updated as to what is going on with our SR's, M&G and what happens next.... things might be a little different as we are in the special ops....

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I am with you mamawalrus and proud navy mom, we will have such a great bond between us due to what our sons are going through knowing each other by are sons and who they are becoming friends with only stranghens that bond.It is WED> praying they get to call today. keep those phones close ladies....

question.....does the whole division pass BS or isn't it "each" recruit has to pass BS?  I saw that to on another post and I was wondering on that.


for sure!  :)  

I agree ladies those words will be so sweet to hear. now on another note, got a letter from my son today. he was having a bad day when he wrote this letter and I just want to cry. he said he really can not discribe how he is feeling right now his brithday sucked and febuary couldnt come any slower. he said they do the same thing over and over again and no body seems to work together. he really hopes Jan. goes by real fast. on a positive note he said some cool stuff he did something he didn't think he was going to be able to do, he treaded water for an hour holding a brick and in his words he said that was pretty impressive.

thank you to smichelle (I think it was) that suggested we send words of encouragement because I did that and mailed it just before this one came. REALLY REALLY PRAY we get a call tonight I am sure our sons could really use a call home right about now.

Oh no Pench......we know they will have these days and we want to be there to tell them its ok.....but we cant.  I am sure it is taking awhile for everyone to get on the same page with BC but I am sure being away for birthday was really heart breaking for him. 

THis is just a reminder that we need to always encourage them in every letter to keep their head up, its not forever and that it will all be worth it on 2/11/11.  THey will have thier good days and thier bad days but getting our letters and cards have to be the best for them! 

Be sure to tell your son that we all are praying for him and all of 804! 


  I got a letter!!!! he wrote this New Years Eve at 22:45.....

Not sure when he was going to get a call, seemed like never.

He is doing good overall and moving forward, a little slow but .... His knee is acting up and that is bothering him.

 He misses home and being around everyone. He does not regret the Navy choice but BC is kind of boring at this point LOL.

He is ready to get out of BC and get started at Pre Buds, THey did the first dive test and it was all 106 of them, he said it was crazy,

He also wrote a letter to each sibling here at home and his dad. He told his sister to continue in ROTC and not to sweat the small stuff and to continue down her path and really wants to mentor her throught the military aspect. She is pursuing a career in the AF.

 So I am hoping we get calls so I can talk to him and tell him to hang in there,,,, I think he needs to HEAR that!

He talked about some other things that were more general about home and that was about it...


I am wondering how he could say it was boring, maybe so routine and I am wondering if they have not started training other then the dive test, he said it was called the BeeHive?  He really sounded worry about the knee, which is worrying me. He had Therapy on it before he left and they had him try new stretches and stuff but could not pinpoint anything specific. 

mamawalrus we will keep your son in extra prayer over his knee, I guess our boys are just over the whole boot camp thing. lol. they are acheivers they like to do and improve so I am sure they feel like they are spinning their wheels now. I wrote my son another letter and had my daughter drive it down to the post office so it would go out tonight, I added some jokes in it and told him he was almost done with this part to hang in there. it is very hard on us mom's to not know they day to day going on's of our boys. we hate it when they hurt and when they are having a bad day we feel so bad for them. I am glad they have each other and that we have them all in our prayers. I asked my friends and family to bomb him with letters of inspiration over the next week so he will know we are all behind him
Yea they all seem to have had a culture shock getting there and maybe not they will be done with all the Processing and start the PT. I think constantly running over and over is a burn out... Pre buds will be more what htey are looking for I think LOL  I just pray his knee can handle this 
And yes he has to iron in the middle of the night but it was not that bad.
our boys are calling YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WOW! I am so releaved it was so great talking to my son he called his girlfriends phone thankfully she was over here. he actually called twice 1st call was 3 minutes he talked to his girlfriend then me and all of a sudden there was screaming and he said he had to go so I ran the phone back to his girlfriend and we where both a little sad that we only had 3 minutes then the phone rang again and it was him again. said that the RDC asked a question and if the guy he asked answered right they could have 15 more minutes. so they got to call back. :) he sounded so much better then what his letter sounded like and he said he is the weapons po. he also told me they had to dive into 24 degree water today for 10 minutes I asked him how he did with that and he said it was great he loved it. ( he is like his mom love the cold hate to be hot) said they had IT today because of bunks being messed up and they had to PT with a SEAL for 1 1/2 hours today said three guys I think it was dropped out today so I was a little sad about that. I asked him if he still loved the seal aspect of it all and he said oh yeah it is awesome. just doesnt like the ones that dont seem to care yet are trying to be the best of the best. which I can understand that.. all in all that call was golden

Yes my son said did say they started with 106 and he thought they were down to 101?  He did say a few were medical issues cause after the "in depth" physical they never came back.

The seal training was probably the "motivators" that my son was talking about.


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