I Am a Military Mom

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 35 People

    I Miss My Son

    Mike has been in Iraq for five months now.  I hoped I would have adjusted better than this.  Normal doesn't exist anymore. 
    armymom armymom
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Feb 13, 2008

    I Am Army Mom

    My only child Jerimiah has been in the army since 2001, he is airborne,and recently recieved his sargent stripes. He has done two tours in Iraq  and is headed to Afghanistan on Dec.15, and is leaving behind his pregnant wife and 2 stepchildren. The last time he was in Iraq I...
    benzel59 benzel59
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Oct 30, 2009

    I have 2 sons who are Marines.

    In the past half year, I have seen them maybe a total of four days. And they just told me they can't come home for the summer and my oldest son said he can't come home for Christmas because he most likely will be deployed. I'm very very sad. Military life is very stressful. My...
    Bluetangerine Bluetangerine
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jun 9, 2015

    Proud Of My Two Soldiers

    I really don't know how to begin , so just start and see if anyone out there feels the way I do. My 19 yr old lft april 5th  and then my 18 yr old left april 13th.Having both of them leave for bootcamp was the hardest emotional distraction of my life. I am so proud of them...
    momofsoldiers momofsoldiers
    51-55, F
    1 Response May 3, 2010

    Adapting?

    How odd that the support I've received from people I have never met means so much!  When friends or family try to show concern or support - I appreciate it - but I feel somehow harden.  Their words don't touch a deeply because they are not speaking from experience, but...
    armymom armymom
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2008

    Hi From Nv... I'm New

    Please keep reading... I am not a military mom, but I am trying to find out how I can write the soliders overseas. I have tried other sites and never got anything back. I love writing and would love to write our troops. Please let me know how I can do this... Thank you
    hiimnew hiimnew
    22-25, F
    Mar 7, 2011

    His Tour of Duty Is Complete

    My son is back in the USA now.  He served for 15 months just south of Mosul, Iraq.  He was the gunner or driver for a Quick Reaction Force Team that was attached to the Explosive Ordanants Team.  His convoy was hit with IED's many times, but they all survived with...
    armymom armymom
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 15, 2009

    My three children have served

    or are currently serving. My oldest son is active duty Navy, my youngest son served in the Marines for 6 years and my daughter just joined the Army and is leaving for basic training April 27.
    MilitaryMomX3 MilitaryMomX3
    51-55, F
    Apr 11, 2014

    Trying to Find Strength

    I am a military mom and the wife of a retired military man.  I spent 21 years worrying about my husband each time he would deploy but this is so different.  This is my child!   My son is set to go to Iraq in September and I am not dealing with it well. ...
    codemom codemom
    46-50
    1 Response Jun 24, 2009

    Every Branch

    I am a military Mom in the truest sense of the word.  My son Josh just got out of the Marine Corp in April of 09, my son Mike just joined the Navy, my daughter is married to a fine young man in the Air Force and my kids' dad was career Army while we were married for 19 years...
    TshirtNblujeans TshirtNblujeans
    46-50, F
    May 20, 2009

    A pic of my little boy

    now an American Marine
    Bela21 Bela21
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Dec 20, 2014

    Right now, I have zero contact with my 2 Marine

    sons. I miss them terribly. My one son is doing "cold weather training" in mountains & my other son is training with MARSOC. Damn, I'm proud of them!
    Bluetangerine Bluetangerine
    46-50, F
    Jan 21

    Support Group For Air Force Moms

    My son has been in the AF as a firefighter going on 3 years. He just got back from Afghanistan 4 months ago. Thank God he made it back safe. I have been involved with the military since the age of 3. My adoptive dad is Retired Army, he served for 35 years and my husband is...
    Denine1102 Denine1102
    41-45, F
    Apr 24, 2012

    Military Of 2 Children. One In The Navy And The Other In Air Force!

    I am a Mom that has 2 children that are in the military. My son has been in since he graduated from HS and has been stationed in Japan since graduated from The Great Lakes! He has seen so much and been to so many places! I am so PROUD of him!!! He has been moved and stationed in...
    DesirableHearts DesirableHearts
    51-55, F
    May 21, 2012

    Waiting to Hear

    I haven't heard from my son in over a week.  He usually calls more often.  I know he is busy working hard.  He works very long hours.  I just wish I could hear his voice.  Thank you to those who sent messages of support.  It was nice to be...
    armymom armymom
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Feb 14, 2008

    I Run A Support Group For Air Force Mom

    I wanted to invite you to join a great group in Facebook called Air Force Moms Support. We have close to 3000 members, mostly moms but also dads, grandparents, etc. We have tons of information about the Air Force especially about BMT, Tech School, Deployments and a lot more...
    Denine1102 Denine1102
    41-45, F
    Apr 24, 2012

    My Daughter Is In The National Guard

     my oldest daughter, 22, is in the national guard..........she did her basic and AIT last year, she chose chemical opps.........i am so damned proud of her........scared for her also....over the summer she did honor guard training and graduated with honors..........i'm just...
    irishwiccan irishwiccan
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Nov 10, 2009

    Picture Book About Ptsd For Kids

      "Daddy's Home" is a picture book that helps parents explain the invisible wounds of war (including PTSD) to their children. It can be viewed for free at: http://www.carolinanadel.com/books.html It has gotten excellent reviews from military spouses, psychiatrists and...
    PTSDkidsbook PTSDkidsbook
    46-50
    Nov 30, 2010

    Only Child

    I have an only child that is joining the Air Force and I am lost. I come from an entire Air Force Family, including myself, but this is an entirely different ball game. Although I am very proud of him, and I think it i going to be great for him, I am his mommy and my heart feels...
    ricksmom ricksmom
    41-45
    Aug 4, 2009

    Bct

    I just got my first phone call from my son who is in BCT Army. He sounds good.  Life here goes on the same.  I felt like I had nothing to tell him that is new.  He knows all the small details from my letters.  He sounded cheerful and marvelled over how much he...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 7, 2010

    I Am Army Mom

    My only child Jerimiah has been in the army since 2001, he is airborne,and recently recieved his sargent stripes. He has done two tours in Iraq  and is headed to Afghanistan on Dec.15, and is leaving behind his pregnant wife and 2 stepchildren. The last time he was in Iraq I...
    benzel59 benzel59
    46-50, F
    Oct 30, 2009

    I Have A Unique Story Of My Son, And His Platoon! And A Book That Help Them Go On!

    Ok so about a year ago my son was in Iraq in a vehicle that ran over an IED and then the whole vehicle blew up. My son was injured, and another friend that was in the vehicle with him lost their arm. My son was badly hurt, but miraculously he didn't lose any limbs (thank god). So...
    LidyaBROWN LidyaBROWN
    46-50, F
    Jul 5, 2012

    So glad my Marine is coming home

    for a few days. He hasn't been in very long and I'm still struggling with my little boys is gone. He has changed so much not better not worse just so different. I am so very proud. But there is a part of me that misses the jokester fun loving kid that didn't come back from...
    Bela21 Bela21
    41-45, F
    Dec 20, 2014

    I have 2 sons who are Marines.

    My one Son told me he won't be home this summer or for Christmas. This year I have seen him a total of four days. And he just told me he will be deployed in December for 8 months. I'm so proud of my sons but I miss them like crazy. I've accepted this way of life but there are...
    Bluetangerine Bluetangerine
    46-50, F
    Jun 8, 2015
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