Today's post is a little different because I'm going to discuss my best friend and how he is going into the Navy. This year I said I wanted to give my blogger friends and my audience a bit more personal side of myself. By doing this you get to know the girl behind the blog a little better.
The Beginning of Our Friendship
His Navy Story
He told me he was thinking about joining the Navy about two years ago, but he didn't sign up until a few months ago. He was supposed to leave in May of this year, but he had the opportunity to leave a few months earlier (now) so he decided to leave for basic training sooner than expected. As he gets ready to venture in this new chapter in his life, he knows that he has my all my support. I know he's going to do great in basic training and in the Navy in general.
A Very Close Bond
Wednesday, January 28th which is today is the big day, he's leaving for basic training. It seems so surreal that I just talked to him last night to knowing I won't hear from him verbally for a while. I would be lying if I said I'm not going miss him like crazy because I know I will. Even though he may drive me crazy sometimes (as I do the same for him lol) that's what's makes us so close because we are able to work through our differences and meet on common ground. In life we go through changes with people, but not letting those changes tear you apart is what makes bonds so special. Nowadays good friends or people in general are hard to come by, so I definitely don't take the people I love and care about for granted. Since it was so sudden he decided to leave, we didn't get to spend the day together as planned, but we did get to spend a few hours hanging out talking on Sunday which was just as special. We'll spend the day together whenever he gets back, so I look forward to that :) I'm such a softie lol. Surprisingly didn't cry when I saw him, but I did cry when he left to go home. So when I'm sad or feel lonely while he is away at basic training, I will refer to this post and know that everything will be ok. I know that he's only a letter and envelope away. I also look forward to receiving the first letter from him :)
I sent him this post, before I let you all read this. (He really appreciated it) This is a new experience for him as well as myself, and he knows that I love and support him in all his endeavors <3. I'm so proud of him. I wish him much success, and happiness as he begins this new chapter with the Navy in his life.
Do you have a best friend, friends, family or spouses etc. in the Military? If so what are/were your experiences? How did or do you cope? I probably will write a few update posts from time to time. If you all are interested in reading posts like that, let me know in the comments section below.
Also I plan on getting back to blogging regularly soon! So stay tuned!
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