Post # 1
As I planned my wedding, I frequently lurked the boards and occasionally posted. One day, I received a private message. It was from a bee in my same situation. Just another ‘Bama girl moving to Hawaii because home is where the Navy sends you. We sent message after message to each other. Soon, our messages got so long that weddingbee kept cutting them off so we moved to using facebook to communicate.
My bee friend moved to Hawaii first. I wished her luck and she soon settled in to the island lifestyle. I was married and moved about a month and a half after her.
My husband and I began the process of getting on the wait list for housing. He was told by his command that we could stay at the Navy Lodge until our house was ready. We got on the wait list (a month until our home would be available) and went to the lodge to check in. They told us no. Technically, he had a barrack’s room we could live in for 30 days. So we routed the paperwork to live in the barracks. It was denied. We had a weekend to get out.
We were 4,000 miles away from family, home not available for another month, and no where to sleep after two days. I text my bee friend to let her know what was going on. To my surprise, she texted back, “Want to stay with us?” I asked my husband. He replied,”Shouldn’t we have dinner with them first?”
So we did. We had dinner together and everything was great. All four of us were instant friends. The husbands had a lot in common and there was no awkwardness. Two days later, we moved in with them.
We stayed with them for a month. They were perfect hosts and even better friends. The bee is one of my closest friend. Even our puppies are best friends. I thank my God everyday for bringing her in my life.
So have you met a bee IRL? Are they some of your close friends?
Post # 3
That’s such a cool story!
I haven’t met a bee IRL…yet. I am FB friends with a few and hope to meet them someday! 🙂
Post # 4
Wow, thats an amazing story!
I’ve often wondered about this. I’ve always wanted to meet an “online” friend in real life, but I’ve never been brave enough. What an awesome feeling to know that someone had your back in such a stressful time!!
Post # 5
Wow, that’s great! It’s amazing how people can make great friendships here 🙂
Post # 6
Wow. That’s quite a story. I haven’t met any bees in real life, sadly 🙁
But, I’m an Alabama girl too!
Post # 7
I have not but what an amazing, wonderful story!! 🙂
It’s good to know there’s still people like that out there, and also good to know that there’s people like you that truly appreciate it as well.
Hope everything is going much more smoothly with you and your hubby now, best of luck!
Post # 9
what a good inspiring story! lovely. i havent met a bee IRL, only a bee’s aunt and she was so darling. i wanted to invite her to our wedding, sweet lady. id love to meet a bee tho! things like that, so real and genuine, are hard to come by. happy for you!
Post # 10
Bah, like I said, I was totally being selfish since it can be hard to make friends out here in our situation!
@Mrs. Bear Cheese Pie: Yay Alabama! You know I’m required to ask — Auburn or Alabama?
Post # 11
Thanks for reading our story everyone! Meeting ERL501 definitely restored my faith in humanity. Her “selfishness” was the best gift I’ve ever received. I hope everyone gets to meet some awesome bees like I did. We do have an awesome community here with some great ladies. 🙂
@Mrs. Bear Cheese Pie: Can I get a Roll Tide?!
Post # 13
Aww that is so wonderful! Beautiful story 🙂
Post # 14
This story actually gave me goosebumps.
Post # 15
Aww love this story friendship comes in all sorts of ways
Post # 16
@HawaiiBamaBride: That’s awesome!!! I want a bee BFF, lol!