Living the military life, I feel, gives you a unique perspective on relationships. I'm sure you have heard it often that military families learn to put down roots quickly. I think that this also applies toother professions that require families to do a lot of moving. Kids become either really good at making friends or more antisocial and sometimes it just depends on the move and the circumstances around it. As our latest move approaches, number 9 in our 8 years of marriages, I started to realize how many of my friends were moving shortly after us. Many of us having small children and most of them have only known this island as home, including mine. As the true significance of this move set in I knew I could not stand idle. It took me less then a day to formulate and pitch my idea to my friends. "What idea is that?" 

Welcome to my Love Letters to Besties Series!

Besties are hard to come by, but once you have them they are with you for life! Even though there maybe miles and years between you, you will always carry the time you shared in your heart! If you are really lucky you will never have to let go despite the distance.

These two little cuties are the prime example of that.

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S is a very smart, attentive and sweet kid, but she is also very, very cautious about the people she lets into her life. If you are not in her inner circle you are not allowed to touch her or make too much contact with her. She must warm up to you on her own terms or she shuts downs.

J is a vivacious, sweet and friendly kid. I haven't spent as much time with J as I have with S, but I can already tell he is one determined guy!

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Once these two bonded they were inseparable! In fact their bond is so tight, if you are a member of J's immediate family you receive automatic admission to S's inner circle.

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They do everything together! Beach, pool, park and everything in between! When J's family visited the mainland for few weeks she asked constantly about seeing him and where he was. They are truly two halves to a whole.

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When the time comes for each of them to move the loss will be felt keenly, but their friendship will live on, if only in their memories and the of pictures of their time together!

"How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." - Winnie the Pooh

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