"Military friendships come and go; the military is a fertile breeding ground for fleeting relationships"
I was flipping through the Marine Corps times this weekend and I saw an article about friends and the military, and I just loved that quote.
It is so true. Many times I have made friends and many times they have fizzled out after one of us left.
I am at a point in my life where we are very stable and we will not be moving anytime soon. Now our friends come up here and hang out.
However, when you have friends that are in the military you will always know that someday they will leave. That does not stop my heart from loving them. I go on. Every time I see them I smile and welcome them home.
One day, I know these young men and women will leave and go to new duty stations or get out of the service and go on to bigger and better things. I never like to see them leave. I never want to say good bye, but I know that it is part of life.
I do know that I am a better person because I have met these people. And I know that each one of them has shaped me and is making me into a bigger and better person.
I do not know why I was chosen to be the safe house for all the marines, but I do know that this job is a doubled edge sword. For whatever reason unknown to me I am here, and I know this what I am suppose to be doing. I also know that someday every will come back to me. It may be at my funeral, but I would be so honored to be surrounded by the marines that I have loved.
I was told today that Rusty and I are rich. I told this young man that were not rich, but we are doing what we love, and what we are doing the right thing. My pantry is never empty, and the bills are paid. I know that we never run out of anything because the more you give the more you will get back.
I just know that I am the luckiest women in the world,And for that I will forever be grateful.