Friday, March 29, 2013

Goodbyes Don’t Get Easier

We have made some really wonderful friends in our time as a military family.

One would think that after seven years of goodbyes, bidding farewell would become fairly easy.

But it doesn’t.

In fact, I think that the goodbyes are harder now that the kids and their friends are involved.

Today was a particularly difficult goodbye.

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The Zaker family was one of the first families that we met when we moved to Monterey.  They welcomed us into their home without really knowing much about us other than the fact that we were friends of Josh’s brother Adam

But there was an instant connection made.

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Our kids all became the closest of friends and had many fun adventures together.

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And this girl.

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Staci knows me.  She gets me.  She is there for me.  Even when I try to put my brave face on, she can tell if something is off.

I didn’t cry when we met up this morning to bid our farewells, but I’ve got my kleenex next to me right now.

Daniel Goodbye

Goodbyes don’t get easier.  You don’t get used to them.  You just keep that hope alive that you will all be stationed together again.  And with the military, you just never know!

8 comments:

Jen said...

:( So sorry you had to say goodbye, it always sucks.

Ashley said...

ugh, goodbyes are the hardest. especially when youve formed the kind of bond that military families do.

Julie-Becoming A Navy Wife said...

This is so true. But in sticking with the them of my post from today and my friend Katie…what a beautiful post of a success story! I love hearing these! There are great friends out there to be made, you just gotta find them! So happy that you did!

Hilary @ Peanut Butter Spoonfuls said...

Oh this is so sad :( I love that picture of the kids on the stairs, it looks like they've all had so much fun. Hope your paths can cross again sometime!

Eights on the Move said...

What a great tribute to the memories you've created & shared together. I ESPECIALLY love the Sneaky Snacky Squirrel game played by grown men!! My preschoolers LOVE that game :)

Shannon said...

This HAS to be the hardest part of being a military family. :(

Jan D. said...

My heart goes out to all of you. Paths cross for all types of reasons and your connections are a special "God thang". Best of wishes to the Zakers!

Staci said...

This made me tear up, my friend! I couldn't have done this last year without you! What great times we all had together. (I KNEW you'd use that picture of me with no makeup in an ACDC tshirt!!! ;) Luckily the military is a small world. Until we meet again....Love you!!!