Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by kpmom2013, May 11, 2018.
Please let us know if you are still on hold so we can wait along with you.
DS is still on hold---And we are all still praying to hear some good news soon.
my DS still on hold also
DS is on HOLD.
Good luck to all of you - call or e-mail me if you do hear anything - 334-683-2364 - firstname.lastname@example.org - I am with MMI - we are a longstanding (decades and decades) approved Service Academy Program - My son went ahead and enrolled but he did hear at the last minute and went straight to West Point and graduated in 2016 - to this day he says he wishes he had the extra year at MMI - his roommate is an MMI alumni and 2016 grad - anyway - now is the time for to make you aware of MMI - like my son said to me - "Mom I am not losing a year - I am gaining year of expereince" with that said I do hope you all hear good news -
yep, still on HOLD..............
It's mother's day weekend and all...........come on, make it happen!
Fathers Day is just around the corner. There's still time yet!
@kpmom2013 good one. Not sure that settle's this Father's anxiety.....HAHAHHA
Stay positive you guys still out there. You need to get very good at waiting for when your DS/DD actually does get that appointment. Examples:
1. That 10 days or so at the start of INDOC where you don't hear from him/her. You have sent twelve letters and have gotten zero back (of course you know they are too busy to write) and you are convinced they died but no one has told you yet.
2. Sea year where depending on what ship they are on you may or may not have regular communication. I guess it's somewhat better now, but when my DS was on sea year I would go for weeks not hearing anything. It was pretty stressful waiting to hear when he was crossing through the Suez Canal during the Arab Spring. I was convinced I would next see him on the evening news as a hostage of a bunch of pirates or some infamous terrorist. Now THAT kind of waiting is hard.
3. Waiting for grades to be posted to see if your formerly straight A student DS/DD will pass physics 2 or terrestrial navigation or any of a number of other impossible classes.
4. Waiting to see if they pass their license exams and get to ring that bell and actually graduate after everything they have been through.
You will be much better at waiting than those other parents of KP midshipmen whose kid actually received their appointment in January. They have almost no practice waiting and will not be nearly as good at it as you are!!
Thanks @kpmom2013 Great insight to the relativity of it all. We all know in our minds-eye that the process takes time. It's that pesky thing about planning and schedules for us parents of these types of young adults that nipps at our heels. I think we evolved on the "grades" issue. DS told me last night he thinks he is probably getting a B in AP Physics......his 1st B in quite a while.......hahahahahaha
anyone gotten any communication from KP about their status?
DS is still on hold
DS still on hold. We emailed KP a few days ago asking for any information. Crickets. Luckily DS has not been holding his breath this long. HaHa
Just hoping at least three spots open up this week and all three of you get appointments!!
texasimport and BurntENDZ---I'm sending out good vibes for all 3 of our youth. Pehaps today is the day. Positive Thoughts!!
need them vibes............this sticky limbo mucus has to go.................hahahaha
Thanks for the positive thoughts, let's make some plans to meet and share a drink during or right before Indoc!
Joy at last here in Texas. DS got his BFE... I have my fingers crossed for Lbug and BurntENDZ, I am hoping to be able to buy you both drinks next month!
Way to go texasimport. One down, two to go!! Hang in there BurntENDZ and LBug.
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