Happy Friday: A New Chapter Begins…
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So this isn’t a typical Happy Friday picture, as it’s not from a reader… but from me. I thought it seemed very fitting, though, as today is my last full day in North Carolina.
I never really thought that I may actually feel sad about leaving. I guess I was just thinkin’ that sadness would never even be a feeling I’d have… I mean, I’m moving back to be by family after having lived far away for so many years. My kiddos are going to be with their cousins and we are going to now have so many fun family gatherings. What could possibly be sad about that?!
I was completely wrong. I am, at this very moment, sitting in my car with tears streaming down my face. I am incredibly sad to see this chapter in my life come to an end. It is bittersweet.
Military life definitely has its ups and downs, but this is what I have known for more than 10 years. This
is was so much a part of my life and now it’s not. I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to drive off base today for the last time… to wave goodbye to the house we have called home for over 3 years… to see my kids tear up as they gave their friends hugs goodbye… to know this may be the last time I ever drive on this base again…
Please don’t get me wrong, I am extremely excited for this new chapter of my life to begin, but I am just really having a very hard time saying goodbye and letting go of this chapter in my life that I’ve grown to love.
As we drove off the base, I lost it. I couldn’t seem to hold back the tears. Part of me hoped we could just turn around and go back to our house on base – rewind time and cherish all of those wonderful memories we’ve made. As we curved around the road to leave base, I looked up and couldn’t believe what I saw. Yep… exactly what you see above. Idaho plates.