Saturday, June 16, 2012

The hardest part

In all of our years in the Navy, we have been blessed with so many good friends along the way. Some we have shared numerous duty stations with.  Others such a brief time it didn't even seem fair.  We cherish the times and memories we do have together in that time and try to pack as much in as we can.   Unfortuately 9 times out 10 we end up going opposite directions.  One to a shore job in the West, another to a boat in the south.  We all retire or get out at some point.  Our own retirement, while still two years away, feels like it is just around the corner.  Wonderful friendships are made though and everyone is woven into our military ohana.   

Moving onto our little lane here in Hawaii has been a wonderful experience for my babies.  They have made some of the best friends that they have ever had and have made some of the best memories with them.  But our time here is limited.  We all know at some point, we all have to move.  One of Colby's best friends transferred in March and yesterday both of the sisters had to say goodbye to their best friends who are also sisters.  With so many new technologies popping up everyday I can only hope that the promises of keeping in touch will be kept.

We were able to go spend some time down at the Hale Koa pool with our friends before they left.  Couldn't have planned a better day for some sun and water fun!

Around here, it's never goodbye.  It's always see you later!