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Anyone's recruit on this ship and Division?

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I think I will get a letter today.  Holiday Monday probably put mine off a day.  He better have written at least on last letter to me!  6 days!!!

I got mine yesterday when I normally would get them on Wednesday so I think the holiday did throw it off.

same here,  stupid holiday... Your mail is coming Kimmic

OMG...I was just reading a post about PIR and burst into tears.  And they won't stop!!!  I'm at work..this is embarrassing....SHEEZ!!!

Kimmic, I am the same way. At work and keep tearing up, well, I guess the coworkers will just have to get used to it cause I know for a fact next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I am going to be a complete basketcase, worse than I was last year preparing for High School graduation. By this time next week, we will see our Sailors....Hey, where do I find the covert fb page?

Send me a friend request on FB and I will add you to the list.  

Am I added Melissa?

No you and Bamamom are not added but send me a friend request and I can

I am having the same problem. I am between patients and I was supposed to be doing chart entries and I looked at that picture of the doors rolling up and seeing the sailors boots as they march in at the same time I am listening to a recording my SR made of his music before he left and "Where I'm Bound" just came on.  I can hardly see for the tears. 

Yay good for you.   I have not been able to do that yet.   I will probably work up to it after PIR.   It is so hard knowing they will come to visit but never really live there again.    Oh gosh I am starting to well up with tears.  

OMG...I have not been able to do that either and then you actually said...they will only visit and not live there again.  My SR did live with a couple of his buddies for about 8 months but it was quite literally 5 minutes away and he would come by all the time.  Then he moved back home for the last year before he left.  And now...he is never going to live here again.  Wow.  BrandonsMom you are not lame.  I have a jacket of my SR's that I have to hug periodically.  This time next week, we will be huggin' our SAILORS.  HOOKAH! Gotta go blow my nose, this is so embarrassing...runny eyes and nose.

Hahaha, you're lame...that made me cry and I don't know your SR!!  LOL


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