Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Goodbyes Are Hard

Although we are looking forward to our move to California, having to say goodbye to so many friends the past few weeks has not been easy. 

My wonderful MOMS Club friends had a going-away dinner for me a couple of weeks ago.  They are such a wonderful group of women, and I am so thankful that I found out about this fantastic organization.  I have made many friends through MOMS Club, and since a lot of them are also military spouses, I am hoping that our paths with cross again down the road.  The kids will also miss all of their friends from MOMS Club.  A bunch of us pretty much took over Chick-fil-a last week for lunch and play time.

We have some close friends from the ship and also some family in the area that we have had to say goodbye to.  We’ll miss them, but we know that we’ll see them all again (hopefully soon).

Our neighbors have been great.  They have all been extremely helpful with Jarrod gone so much and have become great friends of ours.  Trenton and Charlotte have enjoyed playing outside with all of the neighborhood kids.  They also loved when Lauren would come over from next door to babysit (Mommy and Daddy loved it too).  I hope that we are blessed with more good neighbors in our next home.

Trenton’s last day of preschool was last week.  I don’t know that he fully understood that he wouldn’t be seeing his preschool buddies again.  He did give everyone hugs and tell them goodbye though.  His teachers also put together a really cute little photo book with pictures of Trenton from throughout the year and pictures of all of his classmates.  Trenton loved his time at preschool, and I hope that I’m able to find another school that he will love in California.preschool-1

Trenton’s last day of school with Mrs. Carrie

I feel so blessed to have found a wonderful daytime babysitter for my kids.  I only wish that I would have found her sooner (I just started taking the kids to her a few months ago).  Ms. Tammy gave me time to run errands, go to doctor appointments, and just have “me” days.  And my kids LOVED her!  She took such good care of them that I felt like I was leaving them with a family member.  Today was Trenton and Charlotte’s last day with Ms. Tammy.  Trenton had to make sure that Ms. Tammy had a computer so that he could talk to her on it when we get to California.  Both Trenton and Charlotte have already gone through the photo book that she sent home with them today numerous times.

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Trenton, Ms. Tammy, & Charlotte

We have met so many wonderful people in Virginia.  You will all be missed but never forgotten.  And wherever the Navy takes us, we are always up for visits from friends and family.  We hope to see all of you again!

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