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1~Keri (HCC) commented on hundais2's status
"I see you have joined the SOI/MCT East forum. I have set up the different groups for each Company. There is one starting this Tuesday it your Marine will be checking in."
Mar 22, 2015
1~Keri (HCC) commented on hundais2's status
"To send a friend request, go to the person's profile page. On the left side you will see a button that says 'add as friend' under the profile photo. Click this to request friendship."
Mar 22, 2015
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Mar 22, 2015
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"Where do I send a friend request to ban so I admin"
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Mar 20, 2015
1~ksMarinemom (Kerin) left a comment for hundais2
"Yes they have handicapped parking. Let the Marines know about any other special needs there might be and they will do their best to accommodated you."
Feb 13, 2015
hundais2 replied to mommdm MARCH 6, 2015 PLT 1021's discussion Boot Camp in the group MCRD Parris Island: March 6, 2015 - Charlie Company
"Hello and welcome This site will give you loads of info as well as comfort.  Hope your recruit is doing well.  God bless."
Jan 18, 2015
hundais2 commented on 1~Nanny (Alice)'s group MCRD Parris Island: March 6, 2015 - Charlie Company
"Thank you so much for the update we need it.  It is our lifeline during this crazy journey we are on.  So once again thank you and God bless.,"
Jan 13, 2015
1~17smom (Julie) left a comment for hundais2
"Hundais - I just checked your son's discussion group, and it looks like Kerin has posted the training matrix and some explanations that might be helpful: …"
Jan 12, 2015
1~17smom (Julie) left a comment for hundais2
"(((Hundais)))), what graduation group/location is your son in?  Let me find out who is taking over that group or how that's going to be supported.  There is a bit of churn going on right now because MFN is trying to make the Recruit…"
Jan 12, 2015
hundais2 commented on 1~Nanny (Alice)'s group MCRD Parris Island: March 6, 2015 - Charlie Company
"No Monica he is in platoon 1021 I tried to communicate with some folks but they never responded. I am so bummed that we are not getting updates liked we used to.  I feel so like I don't know with going on now"
Jan 12, 2015
hundais2 commented on 1~Nanny (Alice)'s group MCRD Parris Island: March 6, 2015 - Charlie Company
"Good Morning all: Have been hoping to hear whats going on with our recruits.. We depend on this site to keep sane.  Sure hope we get some updates.  please.  Hope to hear some soon its been very quiet."
Jan 12, 2015
hundais2 commented on 1~Nanny (Alice)'s group MCRD Parris Island: March 6, 2015 - Charlie Company
"Hello Kerin: Welcome. I will miss Mommahen.  She has been a source of great comfort.  I am sure you will be great too  Sent my son his first package.    Protein bars, cough drops, white envelopes and writing pad and stamps.…"
Jan 8, 2015
hundais2 commented on 1~Nanny (Alice)'s group MCRD Parris Island: March 6, 2015 - Charlie Company
"Thanks Susan and Monica for the support.  It means the world to me and most important helps me get through the tough times.  Have a great day and thanks for the info."
Jan 3, 2015
hundais2 commented on 1~Nanny (Alice)'s group MCRD Parris Island: March 6, 2015 - Charlie Company
"Good Morning all:  Good morning Susan.Got two letters yesterday from my son.  He was in a bad way when he wrote them.  He is feeling better now.  He got support from some of the recruits and his SDI.  So he is a little more…"
Jan 3, 2015
hundais2 commented on 1~Nanny (Alice)'s group MCRD Parris Island: March 6, 2015 - Charlie Company
"Checking in Good morning to all.  Got a letter out to my son first thing in the morning.  Sent him some prayers of strength and guidance.  Haven't heard from him.  I worry and hope he is well.  Wishing you all a very…"
Dec 31, 2014

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At 7:11pm on February 13, 2015, 1~ksMarinemom (Kerin) said…

Yes they have handicapped parking. Let the Marines know about any other special needs there might be and they will do their best to accommodated you.

At 3:50pm on January 12, 2015, 1~17smom (Julie) said…

Hundais - I just checked your son's discussion group, and it looks like Kerin has posted the training matrix and some explanations that might be helpful:  http://marinefamilynetwork.com/group/pia20151030615/forum/topics/the-mcrd-pi-training-matrix-lets-try-to-understand-it

At 3:47pm on January 12, 2015, 1~17smom (Julie) said…

(((Hundais)))), what graduation group/location is your son in?  Let me find out who is taking over that group or how that's going to be supported.  There is a bit of churn going on right now because MFN is trying to make the Recruit forums more available to folks by putting them on Facebook.  Four letters is not so bad, given how busy your Recruit is, but YOU keep writing back because he will really need your support.  Do you have a copy of the training matrix?  That can also help you get a sense of what is going on for your son right now.  Although it's hard to imagine, we parents probably struggle more than they do.  THEY are totally consumed by what they are doing, and they are right there.  We have to imagine what's going on, and that makes it hard, I know.

At 10:46am on December 16, 2014, 1~17smom (Julie) said…

Good morning, hundais.  I'm sorry that my morning is 3 hours after yours :)  I'm on the West coast and it looks like you are on the East coast.  I'm even more sorry you're feeling blue this morning.  I always think it's the "not knowing" that wears us down.  Not many of us have personal experience with the military so we have to imagine how our sons are doing, while we all have experience with school and most with college. THAT we can imagine and understand. 

Ha!  I started to write "Two things helped me . . ." then changed it to "Three things . . ." and then changed it to "Four things helped me . . ."  Here they are, before I think of something else!

- Perspective:  When we turn inwards and live in our heads, the world gets smaller, and usually darker.   When we put our lives in perspective, the world gets brighter and we can see beyond the moment.  You and your son are walking a path thousands (if not millions) of Americans have traveled.  It is a path, which means it's going somewhere, and it ends up somewhere.  It's hard to see the end right now, but it's there, just over that hill, around that corner.  Your current walk -- through boot camp -- is shorter than you carried your son before he was born.  You'll have to live with boot camp less time than you've lived with that piece of furniture in your house that you really don't like, and have been meaning to replace.  Think "only," instead of "still":  "It's only 8 weekends until graduation," rather than  "It's still 56 days until I see him."  It's all perspective, and how you think about the time.

- Keeping Busy:   It's not too soon for you to start practicing what I call "project therapy."  Don't just keep busy, keep busy with specific projects that require planning, effort, and have an end date.  There are simple ones -- clean out the linen closet, donate old sheets/towels, re-fold and organize the rest.  There are more complicated ones -- I re-landscaped my front yard myself during my son's 8-month deployment.  Nothing like a lot of digging and re-planting to keep you busy!  I don't know about you, but my mood improves when I start planning.  I feel in control.  I feel productive and useful.  Do something, make something, learn something.  After all, you only have a few weekends left until your son graduates, and you'll want to show off what you've accomplished!

- Humor:  Laughter is the express button on the mood elevator.  Sometimes nothing seems funny, but it's because you are sitting in the basement (it's that "perspective" thing at work).  My husband just asked me if I was working (I'm supposed to be on vacation).  I told him I was writing to a Marine mom that was feeling sad today.  He asked if I wanted him to sing her his song.  Years ago, when we were first married, my husband used to walk me to the ferry every morning, which was how I commuted to work.  I tended to walk heads down, lost in my brain, already thinking about work.  He'd jump out in front of me, throw up his arms, do a little dance and belt out "You've got to stop...and smell the roses . . .you've got to count your many blessings every day . . ."  Picture a big 6' 2" guy doing a little dance, waving his arms,  and singing on the street amidst all the commuters at 7 AM.  I had to laugh.  Picture a much older, slightly chubbier big tall guy in jammies doing that again just now to demonstrate.  It always made me feel better, and just made me laugh again.  Find your laughing place. 

- This web site: I confess, I was and am a MarineParents.com junkie -- MP is the "pa

At 5:28pm on December 6, 2014, cpltimsmom (Pauline) said…

Welcome to MFN, hundais2... We’re happy to see you!  Enjoy exploring our message board home on MFN. 

 

Please look for a welcome email from Marine Family Network, checking your bulk/spam folder if necessary.  If you did not receive it please comment back to me on my profile page and I’ll send it to you.

 

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the Boot Camp/Poolee board  has general topics and a group for every graduation date (ship date listed to right in title) where you can meet others who have a Recruit with yours:

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