One of the toughest things about The Coach's line of work is that nothing is ever permanent. We will never have that comfort of knowing "This will be our forever home". He will always be changing jobs and we will always be moving. Just the lay of the land. It can be fun and exciting but it can also be sad and lonely.
Of course it isn't just us that will always be on the move, all of his colleagues go through it as well. So many wonderful people have come in and out of our lives as they move on to new jobs. And, unlike "normal people", we may say we'll meet up sometime in the future but in reality, it isn't going to happen. Too many people, too many places, too little time.
We are going through this right now. Some of our best friends here are moving. He works in the athletic department with The Coach and he was just offered a new job in a different state last week. They leave next week. These friends, coincidentally, live directly across the street from us. We have the BEST neighborhood ever and they are a big part of it. It just won't be the same without them. These friends are also dealing with infertility so it has been nice to have someone IRL to talk to, to bounce things off of and to travel this journey with.
While The Coach and I are very excited for them and their new opportunity, we are sad for ourselves. It is just something we have to get used to but it is hard. Having no family closer than 16 hours away, you really lean on your friends to get you through.
On the flip side, The Coach and are also in the middle of one of the best perks of his job---a huge shopping spree at Under Armour! It is pretty fricken sweet when your husband emails you in the middle of the work day and says, "Go to Under Armour's website, pick out whatever you want and add it to our cart." FREE SHOPPING! :)