|LtoR: Cader, Jamie, Katie, LeNee, Sidnie
Shortly after leaving TROY, I enrolled in a community college near my parents’ house.
I worked a part time job.
I met David.
Our love story* began…
and here I am now, in Germany.
Missing our soldier in Afghanistan.
Jet lagged from a wonderful trip to Alabama.
A college drop out.
With the kind of friends I’ll know for the rest of my life by my side.
I went home last month to watch a dear best friend walk down the aisle. We were seventh graders, making plans to be neighbors when we grew up. We were college roommates.
She married another dear friend from high school.
During our layover in Baltimore, I ate dinner and caught up with the first person to ever say Hello to me in TROY (and her fiance).
I dined (and might have had a strawberry margarita) with the amazing friends above, who drove an hour or so to see me during my last days at home.
When I returned to Germany, our military community was waiting for us.
Ann, in the midst of packing for their trip home, cooked us dinner.
And our week is already full with play dates and the like.
I may leave sometimes,
but I promise,
I’ll always come back.
This space has been a little quieter than usual.
Everything is ok.
Just life happens.
And I got caught in old friends and red clay and crushed ice
and plane rides.
We’re home now, in Germany.
But I’m thinking this space will remain kind of quiet…
I’ll come and go.
Just maybe a little less often….