Debbie, Pray all is well with you and family. Go check out our son's 2 new videos. Tim and your family are in both of them. Hope you enjoy them, I cried on the first 4 he made. Let me know what you think. Love Aunt Carol
Debbie who is that gorgeous girl in the picture with you and Tim?? And why do I not remember your husband to be the hulk he is?? Your mother would have been so proud of Tim. Evan is coming home after his deployment. He has been gone when he gets home five and half months. He will fly here from Hawaii. but only for 7 days. He is saving time to come home for Christmas. Where is Tim going to be stationed? Did you all get to take to boat trip through the city of Chicago?? I just loved the city, would like to go back one day maybe. Love you sweetheart and take care of your family. Aunt Carol
Debbie, You look so good. And Tim, he is just so handsome. Did you have a great time in Chicago. What was your feelings when you saw Tim for the first time. Kind of the best feeling in the world. I could not believe I was so close to my Evan and I could not rush up to him and give him a big hug. Again please thank Tim for my freedom. May God sail with him. Aunt Carol
Dear Debbie, No I did not get the pic, my computer would not let me down load it. I know my heart was breaking for my sister and Danny's. We know the pain of loosing a mother, but your child, can't even go there. So you go to the great lakes on August 14. If you have never been to Chicago, you will love it. And aside from the Navy Pier, take the boat ride through the city, it was beautiful. My prayers are with Tim. Love you. Aunt Carol
Dear Debbie, When our son called me this morning and told me you joined I had to stop and think, was your son old enough to join the Navy. Where have all the years gone. By, to fast. So Tim has joined the Navy. I can only image the feelings you are going through. I watched Cindy and Elmo and me as the grandmother. I cried when our Evan left. That was over a year ago and we still miss him soooooo much. Not having all eight of my grandchildren right here, is so strange. But, he called me last night and again this morning from Singapore. How I miss that child, or should I say the young man? Hope all is well with you and your family. Give everyone Aunt Carol's love. I pray this site helps you in your sons journey. It sure has helped us. Make sure you send pictures, as Elmo does videos of all the sailors. Go look at them, they really are good. I am very proud of our son for creating such a beautiful and informative site. Hope to talk to you soon. Love, Aunt Carol
Welcome to NavyDads Debbie! I'm sure you'll find the site as fun and useful as I have. Explore and make some friends, add your comments to a discussion or two, read the postings in the various groups-- even start one or two. I have! If you have any questions or concerns about your sailor and what he is going through...ask! I'm sure someone here will have the answer or can point you in the right direction to find out. I'm lucky enough to have two sailors- my son Eric just returned from a seven-month cruise on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and my daughter Kat returned last fall from a seven-month cruise on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). And Debbie this is a great place to brag about your sailor as well! So join in and let us know how Tim is doing!
As a parent of a sailor currently or soon to be at Great Lakes you'll have many questions about what your son is going through. Thanks to one of our members we have two excellent videos that you can access from the Video area on the NavyDads.com main page: New Bootcamp 1 of 2 and New Bootcamp 2 of 2. These videos will answer many of your questions and concerns and will give you a better understanding of how the United States Navy transforms our children into sailors!
Be sure to spend some time in the Bootcamp group- there are many questions and answers available to help you understand what your sailor is going through. And as PIR draws closer, be sure to spend some time going through the PIR-Tips, Hints and Helps group- we’ve tried to assemble some tips and suggestions to make your sailor's PIR more enjoyable. Best Regards- Paul
I'm so glad to have the Navy Moms on here to keep us men in line. My son is an ABE aboard the USS Ronald Reagan in San Diego, Ca. and my family and I couldn't be prouder of him. When he first enlisted I found NavyForMoms in searching for answers to my son's future. I just knew their had to be a site for dads like n4m's but I was wrong. So I started this site so us dads would also have a place to call home. We have many moms on the site and benefit greatly from their point of views and we are willing to help the moms in any way we can. So jump right in share concerns, join groups, share info, and show off your sailor. I hope this site benefits you and your family throughout your sons journey in the Navy. Thank Tim for his service for me and thanks again for joining us.