Monday, July 09, 2012


One of the things about the summer, is that it's "moving" time around here... new people in, which means the "old" must go... but the "old" in this case, are dear friends of mine. So many only sign on for 1 to 2 years here in Korea... rarely ANY families do the 3 year gig like ours did. Being that this is our last summer here... you can imagine the number of families that we have befriended over the last 2.5 years, which also is the number of families that we've had to say goodbye to over the last few months. One of my dear friends, is boarding a plane with her family today... it was completely inevitable... as our time is coming soon (6 months will go by fast, right?) to do the move as well. I had one last outing with her... we headed to our favorite fabric store, had lunch, and then made a trip to the "4"/"9" market... such a sweet last outing... I shall declare it a "Lasting"...

after all, childhood friend are everLASTING, right?

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  1. Yes! I had a pen pal in Germany when I lived in the US. Just encourage Charlotte and her friend to write each other letters when they are old enough :)

  2. Ah, yes, the sucky part of the military. Incredible, the people you meet, share things with, the restaurants you share, the times of family gathering . . . and then they go. If lucky, as we were with a few, your paths cross again. If not, there is always eternity. Our kids don't remember most of the "friends." That's ok, they are locked in my heart (and we have PICTURES) as you do, of shared adventures. God is good to let us share life for a time. We cry bitterly at departure time, and fill the void with the activity of investing in and helping the replacements come in and get settled (and share with them, our "secret" special places). We do love the Air Force life. There is none like it, and for those not fortunate enough to experience it, it's tough to describe the highs and lows, the joys and tears. I miss it so!

  3. You are so talented, I could look at your pictures allll day!

  4. I had many friends growing up who were members of military families - I'm still friends with them! They don't go away - it just gets longer in between chats. =)