It's a sad day for the O's on Guam. In the military, summer is the big time of year for families to move from one duty station to the next. This year is no different. Although we are not moving (except to get on that plane to China to bring Lilymei home!) we have friends who are leaving. We are sad to see them go but we know this is what has to happen. Since becoming a military spouse I've come to realize that I can't wait around forever to make friends in the neighborhood like I did before the military. Now I realize I've got to move fast or before I know it it will be time to move again. Sometimes I think when time is limited, friendships can grow that much quicker. Also, being so far from home where not many relatives can come out for a visit, friends are that much more important. We really do become a support system for each other.
Last night we said goodbye to our dear friends, the Lan****. We've been friends and neighbors for 2 years. We have shared holidays together, babysat each other's children, went to the beach, the movies, and out to eat together. Mike and Scott are dive buddies and Natalee and I traveled to Bali together, were in the AOSC Book Club, and enjoyed a good cup of tea once in a while. Nate and Drew were on the swim team with Ashley while Zachary and Madison spent many afternoons jumping on our trampoline with the boys.
We will dearly miss our friends but one consolation is that they are moving to Ohio where all of our family lives. We can visit them when we are home visiting with family. Yeah!!!
Take Care Lan**** Family! We miss you all already!!!!