March 4, 2014

Saying Goodbye

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This is one of those Army weeks that you hate.

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Two friends –  my deployment battle buddies – are both PCSing this week.

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I think this is one of the biggest reasons we have a love/hate relationship with the military.

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The Army takes our friends away. But the Army is the reason we have them in the first place.

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I know, I know, we’ll always have facebook and twitter.
And it’s a small Army and there’s always a decent chance we’ll run into each other again at some point.

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I can’t overstate how awesome these two are and how much of an inimitable impact they’ve made on my life.

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And I know I’m pregnant and hormonal right now, but I’d just like to apologize to everyone in advance for being cranky and irritable all week. I think I’m allowed.

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Amber and Sarah:
I’d ruin this by trying to throw down too many words for the sake of having them there.
Love you, miss you already, you’ve always got a place to sleep here.


brb, crying on the couch

10 comments:

  1. DEFINITELY the sucky side of the military lifestyle we have! BUT, let's look on the bright side, you now have the opportunity to stretch your heart and invite even MORE new friends in....

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  2. Sending you a virtual hug! {you know, the best kind of hugs ... because you don't have to actually hug ;)}

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  3. This is definitely one of my two least favorite parts of Army life. It seems like no sooner than you manage to make some REALLY great friends, someone moves. I finally made some awesome ones almost a year ago, and well, we're moving in about 10 weeks, go figure.

    It's a shame we cant figure out a way to stay at the same place as our good friends.

    The bright side? It almost guarantees that when you move somewhere new (as long as it's not your first duty station, usuall), that you'll probably know someone there, and won't have to start over with ZERO friends (unless you get sent to Riley.... like us... where you have no friends b/c you were already there one, and no one you knew is still there.... ok, cranky party of 2, perhaps? haha)

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  4. It's so heartbreaking. I have to say goodbye to my first first army friend in about a month... Again.. and it already reduces me to tears. It's even worse this time because my kids adore her (them). Hope we can cheer each other up next weekend!

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  5. It's so heartbreaking. I have to say goodbye to my first first army friend in about a month... Again.. and it already reduces me to tears. It's even worse this time because my kids adore her (them). Hope we can cheer each other up next weekend!

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  6. It is tough, there is no other way to put it. My friends from Bragg are my dearest friends and I miss them everyday.

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  7. Yep. Losing friends and starting over are my two very least favorite things about being an Army wife. You're allowed to cry, for sure.

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  8. Saying goodbye is always hard! Hopefully you'll see the friends again.

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  9. Hands down the hardest part of being a military spouse is making new friends and then watching them leave. It's possible to hang on to them, but man, it's hard! Great friends are worth the work though! <3

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