Military Life

To the Bestie I left Back Home.

I don’t think I can even begin to describe how much I miss you since I have moved away. I miss our Wednesday morning coffee dates, our spontaneous adventures, all the times we said we were going to go hiking and of course that one time we actually did lol 😉. You always made me laugh till I would cry, and my stomach would hurt.

Thank you for being at my side during the best and worst times. I loved all the sleepovers and days on end we would spend together when my hubby was going through BMT and tech school. You were the one who was there for me the evening my husband left for BMT. I am pretty sure you kept me sane. Thank you for forgoing sleep to stay up with me that night while I bawled my eyes out; even though you had to go to work the next morning.

There were days where I felt like I was going to crumble because of his absence that you helped me from falling apart. I will forever be grateful to you for that. And you cannot forget all the times he would forget to call or text during tech school that you reeled me in from going crazy wife on him.

Since I have moved to my FDS, I feel your absence in my life. There are days that I feel so alone and look through all our selfies, remembering what it was like to have you by my side. I have caught myself about to text you to see if you want to get coffee or lunch before remembering we no longer live in the same state. We are both bound to make new friends in our lives, but I want you to remember that you are like a sister to me and I will never not work to defy the odds of long-distance friendships. Wherever the military takes my husband and me, I will always be thinking of you and making the time to keep in touch. Thank you for never discarding me because of the lifestyle that my husbands’ career brings or distancing yourself, like other friends have, simply because you know I will be moving away.  

You may not completely understand this lifestyle like other military spouses do, but you have always been my number one supporter and worked to understand what I am going through. We may not talk, text, or Snapchat every day, but know that you cross my mind each day. You know me as me rather than just another military spouse. You help keep me grounded in my identity.

We each are going in our separate directions in this life, but I will always do my best to make it home to see you. You possess a part of my heart because of our friendship. You are an irreplaceable part of my life. I hope there will be a day we live in the same state; I time when our children can play while we sit and catch up on everything in our lives. I may not be there in person right now, but I will always cheer you on, even if from a distance. I hope nothing but the best for you and your cute little family.

To all the military spouses out there who are missing their best friend back home, remember that distance doesn’t end your friendship. Make it a point to check in with them because they are probably missing you just as much as you are missing them. This crazy lifestyle we live, as military spouses, isn’t always easy. Inevitably, we have to say goodbyes to the people who we love. When you get the chance to go home make it a point to spend a day with your best friend. I know its hard, and sometimes you feel like you have no friends because you just got stationed somewhere new, but that is the time to remember you have people who love you, no matter if they are in a different state or country.

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