My entire childhood was spent as an Air Force brat. I was born in Tachikawa, Japan and, from there, lived up and down the East Coast (from Florida to New York), Alaska and California. My family moved every 3-4 years, which made it very difficult to make and keep friends. Well, kids are resilient so I suppose I had a 'normal' amount of friends when I was younger...but since most of them were also Air Force brats it was very difficult to keep in touch with all of the changes of addresses.
|Heidi's visit to Redlands, Ca ~1985|
|My visit to the D.C. area ~ 2001|
It's so strange to me to be a part this kind of friendship with a person who I can depend on to always call or comfort me, someone to actually be happy for and even proud of me despite our physical separation...especially when more 'local' friends find it all but impossible to make time to build or maintain our friendships.
|Pier 39 San Francisco March 2009|
"The making of friends, who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man's success in life."- Edward Everett Hale