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Friday, February 13, 2015

I'm in a glass case of emotion.

I've been putting off this post for awhile.

As you know we are military, and some people think that being in the military, you just get used to saying goodbye. 

Let me just say, you never get used to saying goodbye, and it's always hard. Always. 

Charleston has been an amazing place for me. I've gained so much over the past three years. 

I started my marriage here. 
I gained my education here. 
I found some of the best friends i'll ever have. 

I want to point out one person in particular. One of my very first friends in Charleston. 

She was there during each of my husband's deployments and literally walked with me every step of the way. Invited me to her family's thanksgiving dinner without a second thought, when I wasn't able to go home to mine.

She always helped me put my crazy into perspective, no matter what it was. 

She is my black Friday shopping partner in crime.

She supported my outrageous addiction to cats and has since been an avid contributor.

She is my own personal cheerleader and picked me up off the ground alot.

She has cried with me on numerous occasions. 

Most importantly, she has become my best friend and I love her dearly. 

Her name is Olivia/Liv as I call her.  There is not one memory I will have of Charleston that didn't include this girl. She is one of the most accepting people i've ever known. She genuinely tries to see the best in everyone and she doesn't even know it. 

God sure knew what he was doing when I met Liv. I needed a real friend who could place me back in to reality, to knock me down a few pegs when necessary and to love me unconditionally- my quirks and all.

As I write this, not only am I on an emotional roller coaster, I keep thinking how can I tell her goodbye? I've been fearing this day for three years now.  

I will miss our beach days, where we let the salty air and the waves take away our frustrations, and when we leave life makes a little more sense. 

I will miss our random trips to World Market, always keeping in mind how we want to decorate our future houses with ridiculousness and always obsessing over mustaches/small animals on just about anything. 

I will miss your spontaneity.  

The future has holds a million unknowns, but I know this: She'll be in my life forever. Our friendship is timeless and I know every time we get together we will pick up right where we left off. 

Thanks for all our memories, Liv. You are my person and I'll love you always. 

I fully expect us to make more memories, STAT. 

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