But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.
- Thomas Jefferson
My favorite part of this life as a military family is the community. The friendships. The amount of real life lived among dear friends.
Living over two thousand miles away from my hometown has given me a unique opportunity to pour my time into making new friends...and what a sweet task to give time to.
What a cherished gift to have friends close by.
For as many tears as I have cried missing home, there has been threefold giggles, smiles, and peals of laughter that come from friendships here.
My life is not a big production for a grand stage, but a simple story for fireside chat. And that is what our friends here have given me: a community to add character and richness and laughter and sweet memories to that simple story.
My first duty station has been a hard adjustment, but is so sweet to belong.
A Friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of Nature.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson