Hello there it has been sometime since I posted on here and it has been an enduring adventure, since my last Jarad has just graduated from A school and is home (for the first time in 6 months). To go through the last how many weeks with our young sailor has been trying at times, trying to teach him to be financially responsible, or how not to freak out when you can't get the flight you want till tomorrow you know the mundane everyday things that make up life.
One thing that I have…Continue
Well folks let me touch on one thing real quick, I am sitting here at Navy Lodge that's right I said Navy Lodge and that feels so easy to say.
This odyssey began right at 3months ago, I never would have dreamed this could be but yet here we are. He is so different from that teenage boy that left my house in mid April and its not the…Continue
Added by Ron Jones on July 21, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments
On the day this young man was born July 4th 1994 I stood at the foot of his mothers bed holding him and as I did I looked at my lovely wife and said "this is going to be a hell of a ride" and I must say it has been at least that
This is the entry that I have been waiting to write for quite sometime now and it has finally come around. My…Continue
Hey I am back again with a bit of information and a bunch of opinion.....
This continues to be one of the hardest things I have ever had to sit on my hands and let happen. He called his mother yesterday and started his conversation by telling her how sorry he was he had let us and everyone pulling for him down, see after his initial fail on his run he was segregated from his shipmates and this is really sticking in my crawl the Navy spent the first seven weeks this young man was…Continue
Well gentlemen once again please endure my mental purging....…Continue
Well gentlemen here I go again... We got the first "home-sick" call today and just when I start to get my head around the whole process that is “Boot” something catches me not looking for it and gets me. I know what the boy feels I did my whole Boot Camp thing at Fort Leonard Wood and they dogged us constantly. You fight with these constant blurry sneaky emotions the ones you don't realize are there' until you are fighting back tears and then here they stroll right up on you from the…Continue