Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Early Checkout

When you are either in the military or are married to it you know that moving around comes with the job.  It is this reason why I truly believe that you should treasure all the new found friends you make wherever you are stationed at.  Surprisingly two years, which is the minimum length you can be stationed at a base, can go by with a blink of an eye. So what happens when to those who are getting ready to move on to their new future and can hardly wait to leave behind what they have at the moment. Lets just say a whole lot of burnt bridges!  I can understand why they would be so excited to move away, especially when their new home will be closer to their family or even something similar to what they grew up with. But at the same time their eager actions tell those close friends that they are no longer important and that they were merely just a place holder till you get to your final destination.
Now what if your mind is all set and already living in the future but at last minute the orders are changed. Plans changing at a drop of a dime are more common in the military life then most people realize. Nothing is ever set in stone till it finally is in actual motion. This is the number one reason why you should not let get ahead of yourself and burn the bridges of those who you claim to hold so dearly in your heart. You never know when those you used to call friend but now call enemy will be at one of your future residences.
When the time comes for me to make a next journey I plan on trying to spend as much time as possible with those I love. I want my last days here to be like a sappy episode of Army Wives where there is a farewell toast and lots of tears! Thank God for Facebook and other social networking sites too because without them my hand sure would get very sore with all the handwritten letters I would be doing on a regular basis

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