YES....we made it!! What did you make it through? What did you leave behind with sweat on your brow, kicking the dust from your shoes? Many of our members have just started their journey with the military and lots of scary emotions come up. Your service member is…Continue
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My son has been deployed since August but it seems like years. The hardest part is still not knowing where he is. God knows and that's all that matters. He does call from time to time and he sounds good. I am so happy he calls his sister and he skypes with his 3 year old neice. Just hearing his voice gets me through my day. I can't imagine a young wife and mother going through deployment. All of you deserve medals of your own. To all our military....you have my deepest gratitude. Blessings…Continue
Added by Carol Ann schudel on November 11, 2013 at 6:20pm — No Comments
I have previously posted back in May when my son entered boot-camp. He has been in the military now for 6 months and it is not what he expected. He had made it through boot-camp, made new friends, and is now stationed in the states. His platoon is not very active and they usually spend there days sitting around doing nothing. With that he is bored and very disappointed. I have a question, How can I support my son in this difficult time ?
Also, I wanted to add that if it is…
A few weeks ago I posted a question on our NAMMAS Facebook page asking about the top 3 spouse/mom challenges. It was inspired by a post on our Chatter Box forum. A military spouse said she didn't want her experience at NAMMAS to be "like many other aspects of the military where I feel alone in a crowded room."
I read that…Continue
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My son now is at Lackland AFB in basic training. I know it is only 8 weeks but it seems like he has been gone 8 months! He really has only been gone for two weeks. I have such a hard time writing him because I am afraid to say the wrong thing, maybe make him homesick, or maybe make him think that I think he can't handle it, I don't know, then my letters look so short I worry that he might think I don't care!
We have a 4 year old daughter who is getting ready to start K4 and our son will be 6 months old on August 12. We live about 5 minutes off post. My husband is gone for about 50 days for a leadership course. This is the first time I've been totally on my own while he's gone. During his deployments, I went back home and had family all around me. So, this is a test for me. I am up for it, just looking for tips from parents out there who have 'mastered' the solo act of keeping up with all the…Continue
Added by Melody Forsythe on July 9, 2013 at 10:26pm — No Comments
For the Moms who have been through this, besides tears and sadness, what helped you? What helped your Airman. My older son is a Marine but a very different young man. Any and all replies are appreciated. Michele
Hi everyone :) My name is Nicole and I am a new and proud army wife. My husband is at Fort Lewis, Washington. We have a home off base and right now I am still living at home in NJ due to finishing up my medical program for school! We got married May 10, 2013 and I can not wait to start our lives together in December when I can FINALLY make the big move over to the west coast!
Added by Nicole Zarate on June 30, 2013 at 7:23pm — No Comments
Hi everyone, My name is Mary, mom of a servicce member. I just got home from my sons swearing in - he left today. I came home and cried, cried, and cried. I found this website and read some other posts. I am proud of my son but scared because I too took good care of him and now he is gone. I too feel a great loss. I am going to try and go day by day without thinking ahead. I came to the conclusion that it is easier to give birth than to let go. So, I will continue to pray for him…Continue
Hello, hello, hello NAMMAS! My name is Charquise Berry. I am a Marine Corps Spouse, mother of two wonderful boys, and I am a life coach - currently going through training at this time.
I was born and raised in Tuskegee, Alabama. My husband and I have been married now for 5 years and we have been knowing each other since the age of 5.
Currently this is my 2nd duty station with my Marine and I am definitely loving it here in Southern California. Actually, I don't want to…Continue
Hello Everyone! It has been an incredible journey so far at Tech School. Everyday he's on this journey, he does something that makes me more proud. As you may or may not know they (TI and MTL) tell your airman that to move up or get noticed is to participate in events, volunteer and perform well. Do this and you will reap the rewards. My son has taken everything he has been taught to this point to heart. When he left BMT to go to tech school, they asked for volunteers to help load the…Continue