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Any other mom's out there in this same division?

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Ah, Adam's Mom, don't worry.  I haven't gotten a letter yet either.  I'll bet we'll get one this week.  It takes a long time for them to get from RTC to us.  A friend's son wrote me from RTC.  He sent the letter on September 4th, and I just got it today.  They're busy.  It sucks waiting.  But, rest assured, he's fine.  If he wasn't, you would have heard from him.
Thanks Lisa, Although it's "typical" for Adam. I figure he would be have nothing else to do but write me;). Hope for a letter for both of us this week.

Thanks Again!

We got mail today!!  So happy to hear from our son...sounds like things are going okay...certainly helps relieve some of our anxiety!!  Hope all of you get letters too!! God bless our SR's!!!

Has anyone gotten a phone call from any of the guys in Ship 12 Dev 353? do they need calling cards to make calls? I got a letter last week and Sean sounds great but would love hear his voice

In my SR's letter he was complaining about guys not following instructions and causing them to get IT for 1.5 hours.  He said they had to fill in their name on something (he didn't say what but I think he was probably talking about logs) and some of the guys didn't even spell their name right.  That must be so frustrating for the guys that are doing what they're supposed to do.  

Happy, happy, joy, joy.  30-minute phone call!!!  I feel like a weight has been lifted.
My son called...all of our cell phones...and we missed it!!  Tried again and the call wasn't coming through...I don't know if he's having problems with his phone card.  I'm so sad!!!  I so hope he gets another chance!!
Angela, that is wonderful that he's so pumped.  My SR mentioned a few names of guys he really likes.  I am bursting to know if they are any of the sons of the moms on here.  But, alas, names are not allowed.  Bummer.  But on the up side, at least we also don't know if our sons hate each other. :)  JK.....I know every boy of every mom on here is AWESOME!!
How about our boys getting a 4.6 on that test!!!  Woot.
Hi Ladies, Adam tells me they have lost a few in his group. He did tell me they got in trouble and got 90 min of physical workouts.

I missed his last call. Hoping for a call today!!!!


Stay well.
Just a heads up on ribbon orders. If you have already ordered ribbons to wear to PIR for this PIR group and have made your payment your ribbons were shipped this morning so be watching the mail for those. Stalking the mail man is advised lol. Please let me know what you think of them when they arrive. I know you will wear them proudly to PIR :-) Have a wonderful weekend everyone. If you have any questions send me a message or friend request. Thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of your group and allowing me to make the ribbons for you and your families.   Lora
Has anyone got another phone call ? Are they getting along better? I was reading others saying our division is having difficulties?
My son said he didn't think there was anything major going on. Not sure what to think.



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