This is a letter written that helped her recruit see who they really are;
I want you to be happy in your life’s choices and where ever you go and what ever you do…The friendships you will make will be for a life time. Your superiors who are yelling at you now, I know is hard to comprehend but they will be your friends, leaders and mentors for your Life. You will see that everything they teach you, tell you and show you will forever be a guidance for you and most of all protect you, in this service you have chosen. What they do is for you to succeed, to live and most of all to protect yourself in your duties. Your listening skills now will forever be your best friend….knowing when to listen and when to talk and when to shut up, for sure is a guide that you will need to adhere to in the Navy. Even when you are somewhere else, meaning mess hall, sleep quarters, workout areas etal…always observe your surroundings. Watch what others are doing and listen to what others are saying, you never know when you may hear something that may help you. This also may be a test in many times, your superiors sometimes do things that will surprise you and listening as your days and night progress may help you in many ways as you proceed through this wonderful journey you have chosen. Although, I am far away from you, trust that I am with you every step of the way. My heart and my thoughts are with you always. At night while you are trying to fall asleep, remember, I am right there with you, praying for God to give you the strength to move on to your next day. I know you are tired and exhausted at night and feel like you can’t go on sometimes…dig deep ….God will give you the strength when you need it the most. Remember, God doesn’t give us the things we can’t handle, he gives us the things we can handle, it is our choice whether we move forward with his guidance and choices he gives us to make.
Remember, as you lie you head on your pillow…I am there telling you goodnight and that I do love you…now and forever…no matter what choices you make I am with you all the way and Proud of you always.
All Navy men and women SHOULD BE PROUD, with no hesitations. People have no idea what it takes to be in the Navy. As I read, and believe me I have been reading about the Navy and being a Navy recruit or officer. The work, knowledge and gift of being in the Navy is of great Honor. What a person gives up in their civilian life is a spec of what they earn in being part of the Navy family. This is a wonderful Honor, wear it with Pride as you continue to grow with you new family for Life. I don’t say that lightly either.
REMEMBER THIS: These people will be a huge part of your life, they will be your life your family for the next 4 years, embrace them and what you learn with great Pride…and go on show off your stripes, rewards, medals etal as you earn them…You should…it is what is expected in your teachings from the Navy, for what you earn and learn is reward to them for doing their job well, in assisting and teaching you to succeed in the Navy. LOVE MOM!