One. He was in the states. He could easily be reached by phone or Skype (most of the time), and he was not deployed. It could have been worse.
Two. So RC met this guy. Why is that important?
Well, that guy just happens to be married to this awesome girl!
And guess where they were headed for BOLC? Ft. Benning!
Sam and RC are eerily similar. They both have this weird obsession with living in Montana, have serious dreams of becoming Doomsday Preppers (although I think Sam is well on his way), and can do some serious damage on a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts.
Meghan is just the sweetest thing. I don't know a more perfect example of that than the going away present they gave us. Every little detail was personalized to RC and I. From the Charleston tin to red velvet cupcakes. Plus she gave us sweet reminders of our time in Georgia with railroad ties from the tracks downtown Columbus and a mixed CD with songs about Georgia.
When someone puts so much thought into a gift it means so much!
Oh, and did I mention she she designs jewelry? She is seriously so talented!
I know that saying goodbye is just part of the Army lifestyle that I'm going to have to get used to, but it still sucks. Then again, we never would have met these dear friends if it weren't for the Army! I really hope that someday our paths will cross again and we'll end up at the same duty station! We always have so much fun together. Until then, goodbye our North Carolina friends! ;)