Friday, September 19, 2008

how small your world can be...

when you're in the Army.

Recently came across a school mate of mine on classmates.com (NO, this is NOT an advertisement for them!). When I was looking at photos, I saw that he was in the Army, and a Captain. So I sent a message just inquiring how long he'd been in, etc.

He emailed back and we talked about the places we'd been. Turns out he was at Ft. Gordon the same time we were. He met his wife there...she's from Augusta. She worked down the road from where I lived. It is SUCH a small world.

Another friend just emailed me (a military wife) and asked how I'd been. We'd been on several groups together and when she had an online scrapbooking store, I was on her design team. We hadn't emailed much lately (life gets in the way sometimes) so I updated her on the fact that we're moving south again (she's in Georgia). Turns out, her hubby's being assigned to the same post WE are. This is the second time this has happened...but the first time (Bamberg) they left just before we arrived. This time, though, she and her kids will stay in Georgia, since they own a house there and her kids are well established in the schools (they've been there since 2005, I believe).

But it's always a small world in the Army...you come across people you know OVER and OVER...and I LOVE it.

6 comments:

Sue said...

So who was the classmate? Curious mind here wants to know

Wheezer said...

Then there is the other side of the small world coin when you say to someone "did you know so-and-so?" and they go on a tirade about how awful so-and-so is before they realize that so-and-so is your child's godparent!?!? That has NEVER happened to me! Hahaha!

Berry Patch said...

Every time I think the world is so big, I get reminded just how small it really is. ;-)

saintseester said...

I love it when those little connecting threads pop up when you least expect it!

Carmi said...

For all the sacrifices members of the military and their families make, it must be such a blessing to know that you are surrounded by a meta-community that encourages these types of connections. It makes me warm just thinking of it.

I wish more of us appreciated at a deeper level what this means, and what this says about us as people. This calling matters to us all, and we should all be grateful.

Christie said...

Ok. I got here from Angie's (Bring the Rain) blog. I saw your husband in uniform and Manhattan, KS and knew I needed to talk to you! My husband is about to have orders cut to Ft. Riley and I need help! Any info you could send my way would be great. Thanks!