Our possessions were either on a ship crossing the Atlantic, in a storage unit in Northern Virginia, at the Good Will, or on our persons. We said our goodbyes, we cried all the tears we could cry, and I let my Costco membership expire.
This day marked the end of the amazing time we had while living in the DC area, it meant saying goodbye to the wonderful friends we made there, and leaving behind a life that we had enjoyed so much. Leaving a home had never been so hard and leaving friends never left me feeling so empty.
One year has passed in a blink. I still think about our Virginia life regularly. The boys and I chat about the things we used to do and reminisce about the good times we had with friends. There is still a little emptiness, a longing to have a piece of that back again but our days are filling more and more with new adventures, new friends, and new memories.
July 1st we left Virginia, and a little piece of me will always be there.