Wednesday, February 1, 2012

And so it begins...

It happens every year.  We all know it's coming yet it still seems to sneak up and smack us in the face.  This year it's starting sooner than usual.  I've been reading all about it on other milspouse blogs and still I was NOT prepared at all!

What am I talking about you ask?  


Today I found out that one of my 2 best friends here is leaving {PTL that the other decided to extend a year so we will now leave Japan about the same time next year}...sooner than I was hoping for!  In just a few short weeks my dear, dear friend Melissa and her family will leave Japan and I'M NOT READY!!!

I've talked about Melissa a lot on my blog over the past 18 months.

She was the very 1st person I met when before we arrived in Japan.

Since then, we have caused some trouble

Celebrated holidays together

shared family traditions

volunteered together

shared American traditions with our Japanese friends

and most recently celebrated the new year together

Melissa, the rest of my time here in Japan will not be the same without you and your family.  Your friendship means the world to me.  I can't wait to create more memories with you in the time we have left here together!  Knowing you're leaving makes our morning runs jogs walks chats so much more special to me.  I promise to get up without complaint every day in order to fit in as much time with you as possible!

{ps, all the photos link back to old posts with details}


Just_Megs said...

This is SO sweet!!

Julie Danielle said...

It is so hard to say goodbye. Most of my Army wife friends here will be PCSing this year. I am trying not to think about it.

JG said...

Sad face. Thank goodness for the internet, where we'll all just a click away, right? I recently found out that our Commander is PCSing in a few months, and while we weren't necessarily "friends," his wife and I were certainly friendly and she has been one of my role models since we were stationed here. I can't lie, I'm still a little upset.