Friday, October 21, 2011


Yesterday I had a friend and her husband come visit. They are in the process of moving to Germany, and doing the rounds before they leave on Monday. After they left, it made me realize just how much I missed my friends. I have been so busy running around chasing after my three boys that I haven't made any new friends here in PA. I miss my girls from CO.
This is the bitter sweet part of being married to someone in the Army. You meet so many new people you make friends with people that you would have never have met otherwise. But you have to leave them. Living here in the civilian world its harder to make friends. Its not that I am saying that civilians are unfriendly, because they are anything but. Just Civilians don't move every three years, so they don't have the need to make new friends all the time.
This is my first move in about 8 years that I didn't know someone there. That I haven't been moving with a friend. I miss my friends. I wish I could be with them all again soon.


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April said...

Just saw this post. We've been civilians for almost 5 years (in the same place) and I STILL have NO friends, tons of acquaintances, but no real friends. It has been a really hard 5 years. I agree with your comment that civilians don't need to make new friends all the time. So many of the people that I know are still best friends with their high school or middle school best friends. That makes it very difficult to find your place. Hope you find some good friends soon!

Anonymous said...

Awhhh Ele! I just read this. We had such a great time with you, Kris, and the boys. I wish we lived in the same place again. I agree with your thoughts on civilians - its just not the same. I hope you meet some nice ladies soon!!! <3 an miss you!!!