Another trial of military life is having your friends move away. We bought our house in July, 2005. About two months later, a couple bought the house across the street. They are a military family, too. We became friends. We shared birthdays and holidays together.
Our husbands have been on a deployment together and both have been gone for extended periods of time. My friend and I have kept each other sane during absences from our spouse. We’ve watched out for each other and helped each other. We’ve been through our children being sick and one being born. We’ve laughed and cried together. Our children became friends and have shared many memories over the years.
They have been great neighbors. I hope they would say the same about us. Yesterday, we said good-bye. They have left to start another journey in their life. I thank God for the times that we shared. They will have a forever place in my heart. We are sad to see them go, but know that even if we don’t see them again in this life, we will see each other in Heaven. Until then, you will be missed…
“The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love you neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:14