I want to thank everyone, from the Mom in Need Fund, who made it possible for me to attend my daughter's boot camp graduation. I arrived the night before and stayed with a host family, that night we went out to dinner to meet all the other parents of Delta and Echo recruits. The next morning we attended the breakfast on base, it was really nice. We were able to meet everyone there as well. After, watching a video of it's just 8 weeks, it was then time for the graduation. I was so excited, it was finally the day that I would see my daughter in her uniform and witness one of the greatest days of her life. When I seen her I was amazed at her transformation, that day she received an award and I was so proud of her. After the graduation, she took us on a tour of the base. It was such a wonderful experience and because of all those who contribute to the fund made it possible .
I live in Bolivia, NC and my Coastie was graduating on November 15, 2013 from Cape May, NJ. My first thought was, well, I hope someone will have some pics of my Coastie that I could see. Because I didn't think I would be able to go.
I had a question and found my Coastie's Lieutenant to ask about any help to get to graduation. She told me 'yes' and gave me the Mom in need website to inquire about help. Well, I had quite a few bumps trying to get started (only because my computer skills are a little low), but a young lady from the MIN committee name Christy stayed with me until the very end. She has the kind of patience I needed to get the help I so desperately needed to see my Coastie graduate.
I am so grateful to all the help I was given in my time of need. I totally recommend the MIN organization (if you are in need of help to see your Coastie graduate) for they do just what they say "Help Moms In Need." My Coastie is now in Chattanooga, Tenn. and could not come home for Christmas, so we are looking forward to seeing him on New Years eve.
Stories from our moms.