Sunday, July 1, 2012

It's that time of year again, PCS season!

After almost eleven years of being an Army wife, I am truly ready to move after three to four years in the same place.  As I have said before, we have been exceptionally lucky when it comes to duty stations.  Eighteen months after our wedding, we boarded a plane and spent the next three years on the glorious island of O'ahu.  Three years later we headed to the swamps of Northwest Florida where we spent almost six years.  Then, the boys and I headed to North Carolina last year.  I have made all kinds of friends in our journey, and am thankful for every one of them.

One of the main reasons that lead to our decision for moving to NC while the hubby went to school, was that my brother was stationed there.  Most people have the opportunity to grow up with family close by, but I never have.  And until this last year, I didn't know what I was missing.

We found a house that was only 3 miles away, and I secured a job and a nanny.  Although my Sexy Beast was away, there was always the comfort of knowing I had family close by.  I had someone to spend holidays, birthdays, and lonely days with...until this weekend.

I have been fortunate enough to attend my brother's High School, College, and Medical School graduations, and finally, his Residency Graduation.  It was a gorgeous day and I would have enjoyed it more if I wasn't already mourning their impending departure.

Gonna miss you guys!!!


Staci said...

I'm so sorry they are leaving! It's so great u had that time to get so close with them, though! keep your head up ma'am!

Michelle said...

Why do you enjoy making me cry?! lol. We are going to miss you guys too. The part I hate most about moving, is the regret I feel about not spending more time with certain people. I definitely wish I'd spent more with you guys.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Congratulations to your brother!!!

Moving is always hard, for many different reasons. Hugs!


Great looking family picture. Congrats to your brother. Moving is always something that is not easy. I am a preachers wife and we get moved ...and it is hard to let go and say goodbye.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'm happy for him but I'm sorry he'll be moving!