Last night we held a farewell for our brigade commanders wife, Kim. This lady has been such an inspiration in my life, she has been there for me through so much.
To give you a better understanding I need to go back 6 years ago. I was a terrified new military spouse living with a new husband in a new place. At a Hail and Farewell as we were welcomed into the BN, I met Kim, COL (then LTC), and their two kids. We instantly became friends, she was a mentor to me and helped me find my place in this crazy life. We had lunch on a regular basis even after we left the unit. She was one of the first people I called when my Mom passed away. I had the privelege of spending 3 great years in the same place with her.
As with everything in the Army we moved on to new adventures, but still talked often. Then we were lucky enough to be brought here to Bliss to work with them again. I got my mentor/buddy back! It was so bittersweet to say goodbye to her last night, there is a possibility that we will be following them to Fort Polk (fingers crossed for a good meeting friday lol), so our adventure together might not be over.
Here are a few snapshots from the event. I can't wait to see all the other amazing photos the photographer took.
The theme was Texas Casual, everyone rocked their cowboy boots and we even had a little dance prepared it was great. We had it catered by an awesome taco place, all of the ladies worked so hard to put it together and we are so thankful that everything went off without a hitch and that Kim loved it.
Kim and Lynda (Commanding General of Fort Bliss and 1AD's wife)
Kim giving her speech
Me and Kim
In the Army it is never goodbye, it is always just see you later!