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Well Ladies,
I recently became an Army Mom. This is the toughest job I’ve ever had. My Son Michael left California for Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri this Friday. Are there any other Army Moms out there that would like to share info.

Thanks!
Ruby



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      Rystmom wrote Oct 5, 2008
    • Isn’t it one of the hardest things for a parent. On one hand you want to stomp around ranting. The other hand is so proud. My son enlisted and was sent to boot camp in April. He was suppose to go to AIT after bootcamp. Saddly for him due to a previous surgery he could not finish boot camp. It had been almost 3 weeks before we could even talk to him. That was very hard on me as I talk to both of my children daily. We are so proud of all the young people who enlist. You and yours will be in our prayers. Thank your son for us!!



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      Inakika wrote Oct 5, 2008
    • I too have been in your situation. My oldest son was Navy as was my youngest. Seeing my sons go off to Boot Camp was excrutiating for me. But it was what they wanted, so I had to deal with it.
      My husband was also Navy when we first got married. He missed the birth of 2 of our sons while he was either on Westpac or just out to sea doing manuvers. He decided to get out because he was not able to be there for us.

      I am with the other ladies, we are so proud of your son for his sacrifice and we will be here to hold moms “cyber-hand“. It is quite a decision to make to enter the Armed Forces, my hat is off to him and all of our women and men that have made the ultimate decision.
      God bless you and your son!



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      Ruby Walker wrote Oct 6, 2008
    • Thanks you ladies sooo much! The inernet what a great tool for support and other issues that might not have brought us to this arena. Thanks again for all of the support...keep it coming some days are better than others.

      Cheers!
      Ruby



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      Rystmom wrote Oct 7, 2008
    • Thinking of you this morning. Have a wonderful day!



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      Ruby Walker wrote Oct 7, 2008
    • rystmom, Thanks for your sentiments this morning! You have agreat day as well.



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      Ruby Walker wrote Oct 7, 2008
    • Oh, I almost forgot...duh! Michael call my Daughter-inlaw yesterday. She said he sounded good, but only spoke briefly. I also went to visist the recruiters office yesterday to ask a few questions. I told one of the recruiters there that my Son left for boot camp Friday and that I need to go with him and enlist in the Army as well. For a split second the recruiter looked at me as if I was a taco short of a combo plate. I quickly told him I was only joking and then he started to laugh. It was really funny...you had to be there. While I was there I got a few questions answered that I needed. Anyway that’s my update.



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      Tracie08 wrote Nov 3, 2008
    • Hi Ruby,

      I have not been on in awhile - so sorry for delay in comment.  How is your son making out at boot camp ?  

      I agree with you that this is the toughest job we will ever have,giving our children over to the military.  There are good days and there are bad days, good emotions and bad emotions. Learning to control the emotions before they control you is the key.  My son is now serving his second tour in Iraq—the first tour was the scariest thing I ever encountered in my life and I learned alot.

      Let’s keep in touch

      My thoughts and prayers are with you.  

      Tracie



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