Thursday, September 24, 2009

So long, farwell, Auf Wiedersehen

Well, the time has come. We are headed back to Wiesbaden Germany. I feel like this has just been a very long extended summer vacation and a very stressful one at that. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy South Carolina. I had some very good experiences here and met some really great people. What I mean by stressful is having to move overseas twice in the space of six months. However, I still feel very lucky to be given the chance to live in Germany so the aweful moves are totally worth it. Hans was also very busy with school here so we didn't see him much for a couple of months. At least he wasn't deployed though.

Anyway, here are some things I will miss about America:
TJ Max
24 hour Walmarts
24 hour gas stations
Stores that stay open past 8pm
paying for my gas at the pump and not having to drag both my kids in just to pay.
Things that are cheap!
Options, aka being given more than one or two choices in clothes, brands at the grocery store etc
Bigger parking spots
Not having to pay for shipping
Customer service (I don't think the German language has a word for customer service)

Ok, there's my ode to America. Thank you for your convienence and kindness. It's been a good ride these six months. Europe awaits me. I'm so excited to have more time to experience other countries and cultures. My goal is to take full advantage of traveling and experiencing life. I'm so grateful for this change. I consider myself a very lucky person to be given the opportunites in life to meet amazing people from all over the world. I sincerely wish and pray that my friends and family will be able to come visit me while I'm out there. I love visitors! My door will always be open. I will miss you all. Don't forget about me. :) See you in three or more years.



Shanna said...

Is this the same part of Germany you were in before? Ok, um, seriously - I AM COMING TO VISIT YOU THIS TIME!!!! No excuses. And I mean it!

Alisha said...

Good luck! I'm a little jealous of all the fun things you get to do over seas. Have a safe move:)

Jess and Jen said...

Good luck Lindsey! Hopefully the move (and especially the plane ride over there with your two little ones) will go well! -Jen

Gillian said...

Linds- Kevin and I really want to come visit. Give us 5 years to save up... haha jk! Maybe we can start saving and plan it a year in advance? Only if you promise to take us sight seeing :)

chelsey said...

I can't believe you're already leaving! :( Didn't we just see you in SC yesterday? We'll promise to try and come! Good luck with the move and flight. I hope you get settled soon. Love you!

The Duke said...


Anne and Joe said...
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Anne and Joe said...

May your trip be fun, safe and wonderful! May your blessings be many and your worries few. Just remember Oma and Opa loves everyone of you....

And yes, have the infatable bed ready for us. We will certainly be there to drive you nuts for a few days or so. Remember to give us a report on the haggis!


Oma and Opa

Yo Duke, SOB ?!?!

Shumway's in Germany said...

See you soon!