Being a military brat turned military wife I’m used to making new friends. As a kid I wanted as many friends as I could possibly find.
As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned that it’s best to just have a few really close friends and they’re really hard to come by. The problem with having just a few close friends in the military is that either you or they eventually move away.
This is happening for me in an few weeks.
I’ve been putting off even thinking about it because it’s going to SUCK.
I’m talking suck the BIG one.
We even joked about me having to hold interviews for a new friend once she leaves…..
It would go something like this:
“Do you talk about people behind their backs?” Yes? Oh then good bye.
“Do you drink massive amounts of coffee?” No? We can deal with that.
“Do you let your kids eat food they dropped on the floor?” No? Yeah….me either…
“Will you make me dinner when I have a craving for something in particular?” No? This interview is done. You didn’t make the cut.
This girl is like family to me. We are just at that place in our friendship where we can say anything to each other and it’s totally fine. She can tell me my outfit is awful & I wouldn’t be offended. She could tell me I was too harsh disciplining my kids and I’d definitely listen & change my attitude. When talking to her about a recent argument that I had with the hubs, she’s be totally unbiased and tell me what’s up.
And she’s moving back to America in like 3 weeks & I hate her just a little bit for it. That picture above was from 2 yrs ago when I made chocolate cupcakes, she was totally craving chocolate so I came over in my PJ’s to fill the need. 🙂 She has done this for me on more than one occasion 😉
I had to break the news to Cohen the other night at dinner. He got SO sad knowing his best friends were moving far away. Broke my heart. Sweet Lucas thanks Jesus for his best friends every.single.night at prayer time.
Ugh. Totally hate that it’s coming so soon. Totally hate that we still have a year (maybe more) of being here and she won’t be around. Totally sucky.
Oh and to top it all off, another dear friend of mine that I just recently became close with may be leaving as well! Totally not okay to have the 2 closest friends leave me within the next 4 months. Not cool at all.
PS> I know I’ll get close with someone else after she leaves. I do have other friends here, but it’s just not the same. So please don’t feed me with, “You’ll make new friends” crap, it’s not what I want to hear. It’s like when someone dies and someone tells you, “They’re in a better place.” Yeah, I KNOW that but I don’t want to HEAR that.
Okay good. That is all my friends.