Okinawa, Japan bases

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Comment by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) yesterday
I'm sure it's hard but remember the Marine Corps motto of No News is Good News. He's ok or someone would get in touch with you.

Denita (1~steel_walk42)
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VPMM of LCpl. Vincent
Comment by Mattinct on Wednesday

got to admit, I did go 3 years no communication w/ my parents...didn't have cell phones or interwebs in those days.I usually do a get a message back in a day, though.

Comment by tuffenuf on Wednesday

hi guys, just wanted to put in my two cents worth. I learned that the more I wanted him to call or bugged that he didn't call enough, made it worse. I just totally left it alone and let him decide when to call/facetime and after awhile he started calling weekly and some texts in between. they do get super busy, they are also making friends and just plain growing up. they are all diff though..........

Comment by Proud Mama 121012 on Wednesday

Thanks for your encouragement Dianne! I think you are right, they already know we love them unconditionally. It's hard sometimes but I do understand. When we were their age, we probably didn't think much about what our parents were doing either. Ha! You're right about the Mom vs. girlfriend letters, calls, etc. Haha! But that's to be expected. I never mind, so long as he still cares! =D 

Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on Wednesday

At least you get the texts, Proud Mama! 

And don't you think sometimes, the closer you are, the more that they say in their heads, "Mom & Dad will understand?" lol I heard the same lament from Boot parents went a week went by with no letters, only to find out the girl friend got 6. lol You matter, they DO care, but you are a constant ant they can take advantage of that fact. One of the other Moms on this board went completely silent for a week. lol She got a call in a hurry, panic in his voice, wanting to know what was wrong. He never lets more than 2 weeks go by if he is in an area where he can call. hahahahaha 

Comment by Proud Mama 121012 on Wednesday

You are so right Dianne, about their distractions! My Son says he'll call us, but then never does. I just don't get it, because we were always close, but he procrastinates like I am sure a lot do, then like you said Dianne, one thing leads to another, and weeks can go by without a call. Texts are a few times a week, but calls are few and far between. :(

Comment by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) on Wednesday
Dianne's right. It's hard sometimes when they don't check in but that doesn't mean they love us any less. Hang in there !!

Denita (1~steel_walk42)
MFN Volunteer - Membership & Moderator
VPMM of LCpl. Vincent
Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on Tuesday

Matt, while it is worrisome for us to not hear from our Marine in Okinawa, I can tell you from personal experience of having a Marine there, they are usually just busy. 

I would also like to point out that just because a Marine was trained in a certain MOS, does not mean that is all he does. Mine was 7th Comm. When he was not monitoring the airwaves, he was a driver for HeadQuarters.

After a particularly long stretch of missed communication, we talked about how so many times he MEANT to call home, but after work they stopped to play darts & then it was time for chow & the "Just stop by John Smith's room for a minute" turned into "Wow! I've been here that long?" and he would put it off to the next night. Which in turn became another night & pretty soon a week had passed and so it goes.

We set up a time & if you made it great, if not, try next week. That worked the best for us. Everyone has their own method of keeping in touch.

Comment by ajc95(Erin) on Tuesday

Gotcha! Just wandered.

Comment by Mattinct on Tuesday
Nothing in particular in oki...its the rest of the world thats going nuts. My sons into computers....and thats all i can say

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