One thing I think I've learned this year is who my true friends are. I know everyone has their own lives and that life has to go on, but it's tough being so far away from everyone. And it's even tougher feeling like I miss them more than they miss me.
This year has been a wonderful year for us, but it's also been a tough year in a lot of ways. The hardest part is being away from family and friends. But we've all grown and changed this year, and I don't regret our decision for one minute. It was the right thing to do. And maybe sometimes, by stepping away from a situation, you realize where you DO and where you DON'T really belong.