1st. Everyone knows I am a military spouse. One of the hardest parts of military life slapped me in the face today. It never gets easier. People often ask for advice about joining. I always make sure to include the phrase "Military life isn't easy, this life isn't for everyone". Today I remember one of the reasons it is so hard. Today I had to say Goodbye to my best friend here in Germany. Being a military family means moving and meeting new people all the time. Sure its fun, but it seems like as soon as you find that one friend you connect with and your husbands get along great....orders come down and its time to part ways. You know its coming, but nothing gets you ready for that last hug, knowing it could be the last one...but praying you will meet again, because after-all we could end up stationed together again. It is crazy how much we experienced in the small amount of times we were friends. Here she is with her adorable son the DAY we met back in 2010.
Here we are in NYC!
Our little families. In the time we have known each other, she had a baby and I had a baby. CRAZY!
I miss her already! Until we meet again..
And now onto the REALLY tough stuff. I have an uncle who has been battling pancreatic cancer. I woke up to a message today that the Dr's gave him 30 days. This is the saddest news. I remember growing up, we would take vacations to Texas and go to "The Ranch". I remember him loading us into the back of the truck and going to see all the animals out on the ranch. I remember him taking us to see the donkeys on the ranch, crazy donkeys they were LOL. I remember the old red houses on the ranch, I remember the smell of them actually. There was a stuff rattlesnake or something in there... I remember he let me feed a baby calf with this ginormous baby bottle. Oh the memories... On our last vacation home we went to visit him. While he is very different, the cancer has taken its toll on him, his smile, and sense of humor haven't changed one bit. I am so happy that The Kid got to meet him, I only wish he could make the same memories out on the ranch with him. Here is my dad with two of my uncles, My uncle who I speak about here is in the center...When his time comes, and I will have faith its much longer than 30 days, The Earth will truly loose a great man.
I LOVE YOU TIO!!!!