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Son left yesterday for BC 06/26. Any others on the same emotional roller coaster as me?

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 1:50pm 3 Comments

Son left yesterday. Would love to be in touch with moms going through the same phases as me or be able to keep/be updated with same and familiar happenings. Looking forward to the journey that is now beginning and would love to be informed of happenings before they happen as well. Best of luck to all you new Navy Moms out there and congrats to your sons/daughters for choosing the life of the Navy!!

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At 10:36pm on July 6, 2012, 808mom said…

Hi there, sent you a friend request and a note.

At 10:45am on July 6, 2012, cody furt mom Dar ship9div266 said…

Thx Kristhns my daughter said Cody's mom works Fri , Sat ,Sun & Mon. late so if she got the letter maybe she will hear something today., prayfully.

At 2:30am on June 30, 2012, Jose's Mom-Yeoman said…

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I received my sons letter yesterday. He is on ship 3 Div 254. He says he is doing good and misses us. He says to tell my daughter/his sister he loves her, what am I chopped liver?? I felt so good getting the letter and with his PIR date. I have mailed him 3 letters with worry and I get his and he says he is fine but things will start to get harder and he states when I see him he will be a completely different person. I didn't even recongnize his writing, block writing. He wrote on the back of the form letter and it felt so good to have him wrote a note. I miss him very much, my son Vincent has been keeping me busy and occupied because I am sad. We support each other in my son's absence. I can't wait to see him he sounds so different in his letter, already a changed man. Hopefully soon you will get your letter too.

At 5:28pm on June 29, 2012, 808mom said…

Hi Kristhns,

just heard that my son is Ship 9 Div. 265. Wonder (since they arrived the same day) if they are on the same ship....

At 8:47pm on June 27, 2012, Jose's Mom-Yeoman said…

Hi Kristhns

I got the box two days after he got in GL and I live in CA. You could also receive your sailor in the box this Friday, depends where you live. The midnight call was scripted right?? I forgot it went so quick, two weeks a phone and three weeks a letter or vice versa.  Call his recruiter Monday and he should have his address and you can start writing him. Be strong, it is hard but you will feel better when you get his box, I did,.I still have my moments but writing him helps now that I have an address,

At 11:18am on June 27, 2012, aster said…

Kristhns - congratulations on the enlistment of your SR. I chose not to go to the airport, left after all his work was completed at MEPS. You will look forward to each milestone. The "Kid in a Box" was fine, the mail lady rang my doorbell and left it at the door. I sat in my livingroom and stared at the box through the door window for 15 minutes before I brought the box in. I did not cry, I smiled, his clothes rumpled in the box, cell phone taken apart in the pockets of his backpack. It is still sitting in his room. Our dog sleeps next to the box and so does one of the cats! I guess it is their way of connecting with him. Receiving the form letter is exciting, I did not have a short note on mine, but some parents did get notes. You then know when graduation is and are able to send letters. I then made hotel and flight arrangements within the week.  Keep smiling, cry when you need to, and stay on this site for the moral support of the other family members of the SRs. Welcome!  BTW  rnterry also lives in Washington, her son's PIR is 7/27

At 11:08am on February 16, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

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Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



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