I’m just gonna go ahead and say that I feel really proud of myself right now. I organized an egg hunt for several neighboring families and, with the help of all of us who pitched our time and ideas into creating it, it was a really fun experience. Lots of kids, tons of eggs, candy and food, excellent company, and even a day of sunshine. I have often felt sad here, being so far away from my and Matt’s family. I’ve missed the gatherings, the adults relaxing while the kids play, the abundance of food to eat, the big group enjoying the outdoors. But as I continue to be in this place, and especially now as the weather warms and we poke our heads outside more and more often, I feel grateful for the community we have here. I like having families around to say hi to, watching the kids on our cul-de-sac playing together, knowing I have people to help me if I need it, texting each other for playdates, and mostly getting to have a community even though we aren’t with our families. I guess I’m learning how to be a Navy wife… or a neighbor… or maybe just the friendly person I have always been.