...two (or three) wonderful scrap book pages my daughter and her friend made last night for their friend. Because we are military families, eventually SOMEBODY moves :(Unfortunately, their friend will be moving this week. It was the three of them. Sometimes, three's don't work in friendships, but this 'three' worked in a very balanced way I think) Her family is retiring from the Navy soon and we wish them all the best! At least, it will be nice to think she will experience finishing up middle school and going to the same high school all at the same place. For military families, it's almost a 'norm' that if it's not you, it's your friend leaving- it's a very fluid thing with our life. My daughter and I were talking about that the other day- which is harder ? -moving or being the one left behind by a friend- personally we concluded it was harder for the one being left behind. That can be different for each person, though. I know some people can't imagine this-some of us can't imagine it NOT happening---not everyone can handle this type life..some thrive on it (even with the tears at times!) I either makes for a very flexible, strong family bond or a dissolving one. Overall, with the children, it makes for a flexible minded individual that is a quick learner because of the needed adaptation. It is simply amazing to see how quickly their friendships develop...after all, what they do in two years perhaps may have taken their civilian counterpart four years to do. I believe this holds true with the adults to. No matter what, though.....I do believe how the mother and father approaches the future...is ultimately is how the children approach it!
...but it's still hard at times.
I can't not close my post without wishing my wonderful brother a happy birthday! Your the best!!