Joining the Navy!! (Navy Moms??)

Lisamarie - posted on 07/02/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Ok, so I have a lot of financial problems. I have been trying to join the Navy since 2005. I had many obstacles to get through. Having my kids, losing 20lbs, and getting a 50% or higher on the ASVAB. I got through everything last year except the ASVAB test. I took it twice last year, and didn't make a high enough score. I kind of gave up on it.



Well.. I lost a job in December, and I have not had any luck finding a job since, so I studied for the ASVAB again and went to my recruiter. I schedualed to take the ASVAB again this Tues (30th). Well I took it and got a 51%!!! I was so proud of myself. Everyone is excited for me. I can get off all government help, etc. which I have been wanting for a very long time. But now I have more obsticles to over come before I leave for boot camp.



My car broke down yesterday. I have to get that fixed, b/c I can't leave my kids and their father without transportation. I have to get the kids birth certificates, and get my 3 year old signed up for pre-school. Get bills taken care of. ANd last but not least get married with the kids father.



Uggh!! So much to do and I have to have it done by the end of the month. I dont have the money for half of it, so I am having to ask my family to help, which I hate to do.



But with all that said. I am worried about being gone so long. I've been away from my oldest before when I was at job corps, but not my other 2. It's been forever since I have been away. I am going to miss them. I wonder if I am going to do it. But I know I have to push myself to do it, b/c it will help my family. I just don't want to leave my babies. =(



Could you join the military for your family even though you will be gone for a long time? Are there any Navy moms out there?

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Katrina - posted on 07/02/2009

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My husband is in the Air Force. We were kind of in the same situation, we were having money problems and my husband wanted to continue going to college. He decided to join the Air Force and he was away from our son for 6 months. I was also pregnant when he left and he wasn't able to be there for the birth. I know he was the one away from the family and not me, but I can tell you that it is very hard. You just have to keep thinking positive and know that you being away from your family is going to pay off in the end. You'll soon have money to pay back your family members and get a new car and your family will be okay without you. They will miss you! but they'll be taken care of. And soon enough, you'll all be back together and you'll get to travel to a lot of places together. It's a hard thing to have to go through, but it's well worth it! Good luck!

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