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Have you heard from your daughter or son?  My daughter is in Div 300 and she sounds good, but tired.  Interesting in hearing how your daughter or son is doing.

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I just received a letter from my daughter and she says she is doing BS21 starting this evening at 6pm (Monday) and finishing Tuesday at 11am, so has anyone else heard this? This would be fantastic news because we would be getting our calls tomorrow!!!!!
Sniff, sniff wipe my tear away. I sure hope that is true. Thanks for sharing.
That would be so amazing to hear her voice tomorrow!!! If it really is Wednesday that they finish, I will be in the air when she calls.
Feels like we will be waiting until tomorrow for our call :(
this just post on the main page
Just got off the phone with my daughter. Battle stations for DIV 300 is tonight!!!
God Bless them all!!!
Haven't heard from Mackenzie in 3 weeks. So happy (and jealous) for you! You are all going to have to hold me back on Thursday :)
I actually haven't heard from my daughter either someone else posted that I also haven't heard from her in three weeks either. I am so excited.
I am very excited and trying to stay focused on Thursday. Found out today that Mariah is leaving for Marine boot camp in October (at MEPS tonight and tomorrow) and Mackenzie said in her letter today that she is probably going to Afghanistan or Iraq after A school. My heart and emotions are all over the place.
Well its our turn tonight! so sorry for giving out bum information yesterday, just couldn't not post it since my daughter wrote it in a letter. I'll let her slide though these kids have been through enough! God Bless each and everyone one of them and the other divisions going through they with it tonight! I probably won't hear my daughters voice live tomorrow since I more than likely will be in flight, unless she calls while we are laid over in Houston for 2.5 hours. My flight leaves at 6am tomorrow and doesn't arrive Chicago until 6:15 pm... long day ahead.

I can't wait to meet each and every one of you!
be safe, Mary :)
Please don't worry about the information. I would have posted it too. I think I we may be home before the call comes in so I am excited. Have a good trip hopefully I can meet on Thursday.
Me, too :)


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