As I listened to the small voice that said, “but can’t we just stay here?” I shuddered at the thought that it was my own. My husband looked dumbfounded.
It is safe to say that Ft. Sill, OK was not at the top of our list of places to be stationed with the army. For two and a half years we could only dream of PCS-ing; getting sent somewhere different, somewhere better.
And now, as that time approaches, and we begin to prepare for our next army adventure, I admit, it is met with an overwhelming sadness.
Ironic, I know.
Truth is, when I first began this blog it had a different name. It was called ‘Ft. Boredom”. It was mostly unpublished blogs about everything I hated here. In those early months of our arrival it was winter, I did not know anyone, and well, I was new to ‘army life’.
Let’s just say I’m a fast learner, because my, did things change fast.
In hindsight, it is clear that it was all meant to be.
I had many opportunities. I learned a lot about selfless service. I met some amazing people. I learned a lot about myself, my strengths, my weaknesses. I became involved. I confronted situations that made me uncomfortable. I became stronger. I built a life for our family here. And now… to say goodbye and start all over again. I have experienced now the greatest downfalls of military life: deployment and moving.
There are other places I hold dear.
I won’t pretend to love Oklahoma, but Ft. Sill will hold a special place in my heart.
For all the great lessons, friends, and memories.
One of the most important things I will take away with me is that it’s not the place, it really is about the people.