We visited some friends yesterday -- for the last time in a long time, likely. They are leaving for San Antonio so he can pursue a PhD program and he will likely be stationed anyplace but here when he finishes. I am so sad they are leaving -- B has been friends with him & his brother since high school and since G&G arrived in Phoenix 3 years ago, we have depended on them. They have been wonderful friends to us, and so wonderful to and for our boys. I know C will miss them, as they are 2 of his favorite people.
This is one of those times when it is sooo hard to be far from our family & friends we've had for years. I do love Arizona -- but we really haven't made many friends out here and I can see how wonderful it is for our boys to have people in their lives (other than us). It's not that we haven't made attempts -- we have!! -- but not many have really clicked. I made some friends while working, but all (except one) have drifted away since I made the decision to stay home. DH has made some "work" friends, but none that have made it over to the personal side of his life. It's selfish, I know, but we are going to really really miss G&G.