One of the curses of being a military wife is that you are constantly leaving people behind.
I don’t make good friends easily and when I do it’s for life… Three years in Germany and I didn’t REALLY open up enough to make good lasting friends until the last six months or so… and I had to walk away with the hopes of keeping in touch.
My husband makes fun of me for having “online friends”, in fact he calls them my Pet Rocks! But these women have made a wonderful impact on my life!
When the Air Force moves me the dynamics of all my life’s relationships change… Everything changes… People who I see every week at church I won’t see for months, people I talked to every day I never talk with anymore because I don’t have a normal phone and it’s hard to calculate the time difference. To leave my home, my family and my country behind and then to loose all of my connections is very hard!!!
But these women that I know online, that I read about and who in turn read about me, NEVER CHANGE! It doesn’t matter what country or state I live in or even what time zone because this is where we’ve always known each other!
As with any group of friends there are a few that I’ve connected with in a way that makes up almost as close as sisters… Over the years I’ve had the privilege to meet two of these women and in my travels of the past 16 days I have been unexpectedly blessed to meet two more!
When I flew home from Germany for the last time a few weeks ago I had a layover in Detroit.
Imagine my surprise when one of these wonderful women e-mailed me to say she lived only 45 minutes from the airport and she would love to meet me! This is Renee or (babybooties33)
The funny thing about Renee is that when she and I met (online) she and her husband were living in Germany about 7 hours away from me due to his job. Last year they moved home to the states and we mourned that things had never worked out for us to meet… Then lo and behold after living in the same foreign country together for over two years we got the chance to meet on a random layover!
We were excited to meet!!!
God truly blessed us with this opportunity and I found a true friend in Renee. Obviously we hit it off! It’s such a blessing to meet someone that you have a true connection to and find that it bleeds over into real life in a way that makes you sad to leave them never knowing if you’ll meet again… but we will! In this weeks entry!
Thank you Renee, for making the trip to meet me!
The second woman I was privileged to meet actually lives in my new home town of Del Rio, TX. Her name is Kris or (BigToePeople). We were put in touch by ladies who knew us both when Ryan and I found out that TX would be our new home and we hit it off!
My parents and I took a road trip down to Del Rio (Much more about that later) to check out the town and look at houses to rent and I got the opportunity to have lunch with Kris! We had a blast and talked for over two hours… and believe it or not my parents loved meeting her too! We had a wonderful time!
As I said, God has truly blessed me in this. I will now be moving to a new place with the knowledge that I already have a friend there!
Thank you again Kris for making this possible.
It is such a blessing to find that the women I “KNOW” online are just as real in person. They are exactly who they appear to be.
It has been a pleasure to meet these four women who have enriched my life with their words and prayers and now with their trust!
I have so much to share from the last few weeks and I’m working on getting those posts ready! I’ll be caught up soon and I’m going to make sure I’m back for good so look out for more, much more, from me later!
Have a great day everyone! I’m off to enjoy the sunshine!