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willow
  • Marine
  • Portland, ME
  • United States
  • Parent
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willow replied to Marine Parents Inc's discussion This ‘n That in the group For Parents & Families of Marines
"Well you must be getting ready to start your day, and I'm ending mine after a wonderful evening watching the sun set with my two favourites people in the world! Enjoy your soufflé, and I hope you get outbfor that ice cream!"
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willow replied to Marine Parents Inc's discussion This ‘n That in the group For Parents & Families of Marines
"That's actually what I was thinking!"
yesterday
willow replied to Marine Parents Inc's discussion This ‘n That in the group For Parents & Families of Marines
"I sure will! They are tied up until 2 tomorrow. I will take a cab to either the beach or to get my hair cut."
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willow replied to Marine Parents Inc's discussion This ‘n That in the group For Parents & Families of Marines
"Only made it snorkeling once because I got so sick. I feel tons better, but I'm still running a bit of a fever . Erik leaves day after tomorrow. Wakana and I leave Tuesday."
yesterday
willow replied to Marine Parents Inc's discussion This ‘n That in the group For Parents & Families of Marines
"That's the best part! I'm not a real fan of ice cream most of the time."
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willow replied to Marine Parents Inc's discussion This ‘n That in the group For Parents & Families of Marines
"That sounds refreshing for temps in the 80's!"
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willow replied to Marine Parents Inc's discussion This ‘n That in the group For Parents & Families of Marines
"No it doesn't!"
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willow replied to Marine Parents Inc's discussion This ‘n That in the group For Parents & Families of Marines
"Good Evening Swampers! Another beautiful and tropical day in Okinawa! 85 degrees and 100% humidity. Sitting at a beachfront bar watching the sunset. Just did a shot of Hubu sake with my son. He's feeling the pangs of leaving this island…"
yesterday
willow replied to Marine Parents Inc's discussion This ‘n That in the group For Parents & Families of Marines
"Night Robert!"
Tuesday
willow replied to Marine Parents Inc's discussion This ‘n That in the group For Parents & Families of Marines
"9:45 pm. I'm about to turn in for the night."
Tuesday
willow replied to Marine Parents Inc's discussion This ‘n That in the group For Parents & Families of Marines
"I stayed in my marriage longer than I should have - those cords are tough!"
Tuesday
willow replied to Marine Parents Inc's discussion This ‘n That in the group For Parents & Families of Marines
"True, but there may not be much you can do about it."
Tuesday
willow replied to Marine Parents Inc's discussion This ‘n That in the group For Parents & Families of Marines
"People frequently say they want your advice, and then when you give it, they are resentful and many times go against the advice. That's been my experience anyways. I no longer give advice, even when asked. I try to provide 2 or 3 decent choices…"
Tuesday
willow replied to Marine Parents Inc's discussion This ‘n That in the group For Parents & Families of Marines
"If hey ask, be honest. Just remember you're on thinner ice than her!"
Tuesday
willow replied to Marine Parents Inc's discussion This ‘n That in the group For Parents & Families of Marines
"Just be careful how you talk - he's an adult and has to make his own mistakes. Otherwise you will get blamed for whatever happens."
Tuesday
willow replied to Marine Parents Inc's discussion This ‘n That in the group For Parents & Families of Marines
"Or she's very crafty and looking for a free ride from someone who has proven himself to be a hard worker by becoming a Marine."
Tuesday

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At 4:53am on September 11, 2014, 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) said…
No problem :)
At 11:45pm on June 14, 2013, AJ'smom25 said…

Hi! Do you know what part yet? My son is at camp Foster.  Keep in touch!

Glad to add you. My son likes it there, he says it is beautiful.

At 7:13pm on August 5, 2012, limabean said…

Oh my gosh, it's beautiful! You are really talented, and I know your son will love that!

I also know you would love to have letters, but I think you said before he wouldn't write. He must be so focused on doing what is necessary there. My son hasn't sent one in a while and it's hard. I am trying not to run to the mailbox every day! It is hard to hear how much other parents say about their letters, too.  Hang in there - you obviously raised a great man for him to get where he is today.

At 6:49pm on August 5, 2012, limabean said…

Willow, I am sure your son will be fine in the water. When you read the article you will see that his confidence is the main thing!  I am hoping that you get a letter soon, too. It's hard waiting...

At 6:46pm on July 30, 2012, 1~Nanny (Alice) said…

I'm here. Send me a message.

At 1:35pm on July 30, 2012, 1~iansdad (Jeff) said…

I had to edit 1 of your photos and have sent you an e-mail with more information. Save the edited photo (below) and resubmit it.

Jeff (1~Iansdad), Media Moderator - Marine Family Network; CPP & Big Move Volunteer. VPF of Cpl Ian, and civilian Devyn

At 4:24pm on July 22, 2012, limabean said…

Willow, hang in there.  This is a hard trip to make, but we can do it!

 

At 1:28pm on June 27, 2012, 1~PMMOM (Martha) said…

Welcome to MFN. 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.

Here are a few links to main message board groups to help you get started –
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:
http://marinefamilynetwork.com/page/recruit-bootcamp

Our Outreach Programs (good works we do for our Marines):
http://marinefamilynetwork.com/page/outreach-programs

And your state:
http://marinefamilynetwork.com/page/states-territories

To post in any topic/discussion you need to "Join the group" - there's a link in the top cream bar, to the right near your username and the log-out spot. Click to 'join' the group.

All of our message board categories fall under the heading of the GROUPS tab at the top of the page or look for “GROUP CATEGORIES” along the right side about ¼ of the way down.

Looking for information about Boot Camp – check here: www.RecruitParents.com Click on any topic from the left menu to learn more about it.

We also have a live scheduled chat:
http://www.marineparents.com/connections/chat.asp

If you've any questions, please don't hesitate to comment back to me.

Again, welcome!
Martha (1~PMMOM) VPM of Cpl Neal, IRR
Marine Veteran of OEF
MFN Volunteer: Blogs & New Memberships

 
 
 

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