Monday, August 4, 2008

fair winds and following seas

We had to say goodbye to some very dear friends this weekend. We have watched our kids grow up together from the time our oldest boys were still bumps in our bellies. They have shared baby playgroups, colds, karate classes and first days of school. I always knew it would be hard to see friends move on to new duty stations far away...I just never realized how much more painful it would be to see my children's friends go.

We met up with another family on the river for a day of sailing, swimming and tubing and pretending we weren't saying goodbye. The good thing about the military is the hope that it may not be forever...just goodbye till our paths cross again.

Until then, we will wish them 'Fair Winds and Following Seas' and thank the Lord for bringing us together for the time and memories we have shared.


  1. It's hard to say goodbye . . . but Kenna seems to be doing a good job.

  2. What a very endearing and special entry, Kelli. And I know exactly what you mean...when goodbyes turn into a Mommy's broken heart over the loss her child is experiencing, it hurts bad.


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