Sunday, December 21, 2008

Love and Hate

There are a lot of things that I love about the Navy but it is funny that some of the things that I love are the very things I hate. For example I love that we get to move and experience different places and cultures and meet new friends, but I hate that we have to move and say goodbye at some point too. I have loved every place we have lived and everywhere has felt like home, so much so that it hurts to start thinking that at some point we will have to pack up and start our next adventure. We have always tried to be really positive and make it like an "adventure" and that helps but there is a part of me that sometimes wishes we could just take everyone we meet and grow to love with us.

We were able to spend the evening with a group of great friends and I was having such a wonderful time when I thought to myself "at some point I will have to say goodbye to all of these amazing people" and I felt myself star to tear up. It is times like this that I am so thankful for technology!!! Because as I sat blinking back a tear I thought about how amazing it is that anytime I am missing someone they are only a phone call or an email away. And how I have found friends (of they have found me) that I forgot I even had on facebook and thru other various ways on the internet. I am so thankful for all the wonderful friends we have and although we are not moving anytime soon I just thought I would thank you all for the many ways you have touched our lives!


Diane said...

Briana, I think your friends feel the same way. I know how grateful I am that your family was able to live in RI, and without the Navy, it's probably the last place you would have chosen to live. BUT, I hate that we only get to have you for a short time.

Angela said...

I know exactly how you feel. Although sometimes I use to think it was better to not make close friends so you can avoid the heart ache later. But that really makes it hard to survive, avoiding people on a daily basis is exhausting. Im glad you have a blog and we can chat and keep up.