Moving and leaving dear friends simply STINKS!
I can share platitudes as well as the next gal, I HAVE been a military spouse for nigh on nineteen years.
In the quiet, brutally honest moments - saying goodbye to friends stinks.
Today, God graced me with the chance of saying HELLO to a dear friend from Misawa. I needed this. Lacey and I began to bond beyond the Tuesday a.m. PWOC greetings when we worked through the book of Ephesians with another gal one fall. We were in a mentor group together next. I was overjoyed when she catapulted out of her comfort zone to be PWOC's Spiritual Life Chair in Misawa this year.
It was a blast to sit and hear how the year has gone for Lexie and Lacey in Misawa. God has been so faithful and his ministry to women abounds. She shared one brilliant child care solution which I think deserves to be a "best practice," shared on the PWOC FB President's networking page. ::grin::
Beyond talking PWOC, it was just nice to sit with a friend and share HEARTS. We sharpened each other - and it was sweet. I also got to meet HER MOTHER (who I believe must be fairly close to my age) and lives in Fulsom.
And then we said goodbye.
I was fine...until I pulled into the driveway and realized, at heart, I'm GREEDY.
I need more Lacey time. ::snort::
But still - Lacey was my grace gift today.
It's more than enough.
PS - I haven't heard this song in months and heard it on my way home this afternoon and again on my way home from dropping Arielle off to baby-sit. ::snort::
Make me lonely
So I can be Yours
'Til I want no one
More than You, Lord
'Cause in the darkness
I know You will hold me
Make me lonely
'Til You are my one desire
'Til You are my one true love
'Til You are my breath, my everything
Lord, please keep making me
Living all of life before the face of God...