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Moms of Daughters 2


Moms of Daughters 2

A place to come to for support, guidance, to ask questions and share stories. We are all proud of our Navy Daughters.

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Daughter ships out for Boot Camp on November 7th.

Started by Jessica's Mama. Last reply by Jster's mom Nov 5. 6 Replies

I am new to all of this.  This little bit of time that we have left together is like a whirl wind.  She is the first in our family to be in the military so I have no clue as to what to expect.  Any information would be greatly appreciated!Continue

When to buy plane tickets

Started by Stephanie. Last reply by Bugsmom Oct 22. 6 Replies

Hi Ladies,Any suggestion on when it's safe to buy your plane tickets for graduation?Thanks!Continue

Daughter and son both at bootcamp

Started by Karla. Last reply by Anna Sep 12. 3 Replies

Hi everyone my son left for bootcamp Aug 7th and my daughter left Aug 21st.I have super proud of both. Son is active duty in Nuke, my daughter went reserves. I have completed both access forms and received phone call from my son, I have only…Continue

PIR liberty

Started by Jster's mom. Last reply by Anna Sep 3. 5 Replies

Does anyone know if something like a pedicure or massage is allowable for our new sailors during their liberty on PIR day? I thought that might be a welcome gift after the rigors of bootcamp! thanks ladies.Continue

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Comment by Anna on Sunday

Welcome Melissa!!  So glad you reached out here!!  These ladies are awesome and so helpful and full of good info!!  Thank you ladies for helping out our newbies.  Melissa, I sent you a personal welcome on your profile page.


What a lovely picture of your girl!!!  Love the dress!!! I hope you are enjoying every moment with your girl this weekend!!


Jealous you got to spend some time in San Diego!!!  I really want to go back for a visit!!!!  Hope your girl is doing well!!!


WOW!!  Congrats to your daughter!!!!  I know she will treasure that coin!!

My daughter was also surprised with a coin during the last big exercise they had on this last deployment she will have to take.  One of the Battle Command staff was impressed with her work and gave her his coin - - - a one star no less!!!!!

Thanks for all who have asked about my knee.  Recovery is getting better but I still have quite a ways to go.  I'm managing the pain better when they "work on me" and when I have to sit in the machine.  I can bend the knee on my own to about 110 degrees and they can force it comfortably to 115, which is what they require to "pass" me.  I will have to continue more on my own to get it to match the other leg!!!  However, Monday hubby and I are leaving on a much needed break from everything and heading to South Carolina to visit oldest son, daughter in law, and granddaughter!!!  We will be there until Dec 2nd!!!!  I will still do my home PT exercises there so I don't loose any progress made so far!!!

If I'm not back on in the next day or two - I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!!  Hope all of our sailors who are in training, deployed, or otherwise out of touch, have a happy holiday and know the love of all us at home!!!

Comment by Oleander on Wednesday

Welcome Melissa! Not much more to say, JayDee and bccregular are spot on! These women here have been through just about everything so please hang with us, ask questions, vent, share - we're here for you.

JayDee your girl is beautiful! She'll be the belle of the holiday ball : )   Have a wonderful time with her this weekend. Cram in as many mom and daughter hugs as you can!

We just got back from a weekend in San Diego visiting our sailor. We had a wonderful time and even got to see a Saturday matinee of "Wicked". The weather in SD was almost 80! It was a nice cool 56 when we got home to the desert. Still.... it's almost Thanksgiving...I want to wear sweaters lol.

Hope everyone is well. You recovering well Anna?

Prayers to all those affected by the horrific fires in CA. 


Comment by JayDee659 on November 13, 2018 at 7:53pm

bbcregular thank you. How exciting for your daughter! I'll bet she's excited about that too! 

Thank you Spyder. 

My daughter will be home this weekend .I'm super excited about seeing her. Her dad is away with work and will miss her visit by one day. It will be nice to have her to myself for a few days.

Anna, whats the knee update ?

Comment by spyder013 on November 13, 2018 at 5:36pm
Beautiful dress as well as daughter!
And your words of wisdom to Melissa and other new mom's are perfect!
Comment by bbcregular on November 13, 2018 at 3:11pm
Hi Melissa, Welcome to the best group. When you receive your first letter you can follow her PIR group on Facebook. My battery got hot communicating with the other family members the closer they got to battle stations. I still stay in contact with some of the families. Let us know how it goes with your daughter. Do you know what she hopes her job will be? My daughter is CTI.

JayDee, she is beautiful!! Makes me miss my daughter lots.

Daughter was surprised by NSA with a challenge coin. She was called into a meeting by the master chief and was told she would represent her team. She thought why?, I am not the supervisor. Then called to the speakers podium. She was so nervous. Then she was thanked for her due diligence and presented the coin. When she returned to her duty station she was eargerly greeted by team mates. They all knew and wanted to see the coin. She is the only one on the team to have this NSA coin. Enough bragging. I love reading all the comments. Praying you all hear from your girls this week.
Comment by JayDee659 on November 13, 2018 at 12:31pm

I actually got a selfie from my sailor last night.  She was trying on dresses for the ships holiday party.  I'll share one picture with you.  The other dress is so low cut that if she wears it someplace without being escorted by her husband she'll come home with a man stuck in her cleavage!  Other than that it looks fantastic on her.  Whatever else I've done in this life I have raised two beautiful, smart girls.

Comment by JayDee659 on November 13, 2018 at 12:25pm

Hi Melissa!  It was a new thing for me too and had it not been for the support of the ladies here, I'm not sure I'd have made it.

First off, keep your phone glued to you with the ringer on as you never know when she'll call.  Everyone in my church and here at work knew that my phone would not be turned off.  I missed one call and was devastated as you cannot call back. Luckily she called her boyfriend when I didn't answer then called me back when they were done talking.  Whew.

Go ahead and start writing those letters!  Regular letter sized plain white envelope, do not over-stuff as they can be singled out and have to open in front of everyone if it's "different".  Make sure to date the letters and number the envelopes.  They frequently get them out of order so the number helps.

You'll most likely get your "kid in a box" first.  It sat on my sofa for a week.  My sailors dog gave it a thorough sniff then laid by it.  Make sure you check her phone.  Some kids will leave a VM to their parents on it.  Also check in pockets and shoes for hidden notes.

Form letter will come later with PIR information.  My daughter wrote notes to us in the paragraphs and around the margins :)

Our first call came about 10 days after she left.  Some calls she would tell me about things that bothered her or had gone wrong.  I'd stew on it until the next call and when I'd ask her about it, she'd say "oh, that was last week, no big deal".  Sometimes they want to just vent.  Remember, we can't step in anymore but they're in good hands.  Relax and let her be in charge.

Last off, feel free to vent here.  Our daughters are in all stages and range from enlisted to officer, some are career moms some have seen their daughter finish their hitch and have hung around to help new moms.  We are here for you!

Comment by Melissa on November 13, 2018 at 12:00pm

Hello. This is all knew to me. My daughter left for boot camp on Nov. 7th. Any information about this process would be appreciated.

Comment by Blondie on October 31, 2018 at 8:32am

B'sNukeMoM.   LOVE it!!!

JayDee, us too!  We're in the 50's and high winds, rain, storms and flooding. Temps. dropping today and we'll be in the 40's the rest of the week/end.

Comment by JayDee659 on October 31, 2018 at 7:40am

Anna, how's the knee coming, are you showing it who's boss?  I'm sure you'll enjoy being back on your travels.  Barr Harbour next summer?

I'm anxiously awaiting my daughter's trip home mid-November.  She'll be helping to judge a drill meet at the high school she attended and I know she's looking forward to that.  She'll be a "returning celebrity" to her ROTC unit.  She'll unfortunately leave before Thanksgiving as her husbands sub is supposed to be in for a few days.  Worst of all, she's taking her dog with her.  I love that dog and will miss her terribly but I will feel better about my daughter being alone during her husbands underways.  Nobody really wants to mess with an 80# dog.  Of course her dog will miss my dogs and vice versa, poor babies, there's no way to explain this to them.

We're having some crazy weather.  Got up to the 60's yesterday and was still 60 this morning.  They're predicting 35-45 mph winds tonight and up to 6" of rain.  If all that comes to pass I may have more than one tree on my house before it's over.  Most of the local area had Trick or Treating last night due to the expected weather, didn't want all those little kids blowing away.


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