we're going home.

10.07.2010

It seems like only yesterday that I wrote my "This Is It" post...over a month ago (man, time flies!). At time time I wrote it, I was extremely excited about our upcoming to Germany.

That trip is now over. While you're reading this, I'll be flying high over the clouds, traveling back to the plains of Oklahoma. Like I mentioned yesterday, I'm glad to be going back to my dad, our dog, Sarge, and all my friends.

But there's still a part of me that wants to stay in Germany forever.

a lovely tree

My heart breaks when I think of leaving my German family. I hate always having to say goodbye to them, knowing it'll be at least a year before I see them again. Those of you that have your grandparents and all your immediate family close by - I envy you. Greatly. You're very blessed to have that gift :)

My family and I made so many wonderful memories this trip. Jeremiah, MeMe, and my dad got to see my older sisters. My mom and I were able to go to Paris. Our whole family was able to spend lots of time with my grandparents and other family members. My grandparents celebrated their fiftieth anniversary. And that doesn't even cover everything.

I have an incredible amount to be thankful for. I'm so blessed.

a lovely tree

-carlotta

(This is the last post from Germany for at least a year. Sob.)

14 comments:

  1. I know how you feel! I have an aunt who lives in virgina, we only see her once a year for a couple of days! Sigh.

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  2. I know how you feel.... I'm from Canada, but live in the USA.... all my family lives in Canada.
    ~Katie

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  3. Your trip sounded wonderful, but sadly it had to end. Next year..... :O)

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  4. Have a safe trip home!

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  5. Aww! Praying for a safe, uneventful flight.

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  6. Save travels back home!

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  7. As a girl with my maternal grandparents just under an hour away and my paternal two-and-a-half hours, it is amazing to be able to see them often! But when your family live a little further away it makes the time you spend with them much more special and memorable. It's not just another everyday activity, it's an occassion. So I suppose there are two sides to that.
    Have fun back in America... Funny how Europe is smaller than North America. I could get to Germany covering less miles than a trip to California from Rhode Island {if I got my geography right}.
    ~Libby

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  8. Sounds like youb had a wonderful time in Germany! What a shame you can't see your family for another year.
    Have a safe trip home.
    ~Holly

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  9. What a wonderful visit! Have a super safe trip home. XO!

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  10. My mom would DIE to go to Germany- her mom was born there and still speaks the language. What a fun opportunity you had!

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  11. Sounds like you had a fantastic time! At least you can look forward to next year's trip! Beautiful photos! :)

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  12. Anonymous10/07/2010

    Thanks for taking us along on your trip - really enjoyed the sights in your pics. The only thing I remember about Oklahoma is the Rattlesnake Roundup I went to near Ft Sill. When you have some time stop over and read what 19 other interesting bloggers are talking about at top19teenbloggers.com. TTYL

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  13. Not gettin to see your family for another year is hard. But it sounds like it was fun. Have a safe trip home!

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  14. I Love Germany!!
    It's my dream to go there:)
    <3 Drummergirl

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