Thursday, March 27, 2008

Memories of Deutschland!

Two of the girlies from my youth group in Germany came out to visit us in Colorado this past week! Along with them, came a flood of memories of almost 5 years ago when Matt and I ventured over the waters to live there. A little background for ya - Matt played on a pro basketball team, we helped out at a youth cafe, we led youth groups, and on top of all that - we had only been married for 3 months. We lived in Lauf, Germany, and were the only Americans in this small town. To put it plainly, it was tough! It is one of those situations in life that makes you wonder, "what are God's plans for me/us?" "Is this where we are called to be?" Well, we may not know the exact answer to that question, but we do know that we are proud to be Americans and live in this country (can you see me waving my flag?)! Germany gave us memories and bonded Matt and I together like nothing else would have. God's plans may include many little, and big, pit stops along the way. And we may never really know why He chose to send us here or take us there - but we remember: "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Here is Tabea, Hannah, Allikaye, and me!
Aren't they cute? I felt a little old to see them so grown up!! Hannah is an au pair in New York - I think that's a fancy way to say nanny!
First time having an ice cream sandwich! Oh the joys that America brings!!
Here are some old pictures of our time in the Kingdom of Germany!
This is our flat in Lauf - on our cute roof! This is Matt and me, working in Cafe Bohne!
Beautiful Lauf! Okay, Lord, we are ready to follow you! Where to next?


Boy & Girl said...

What an awesome experience y'all got to share. I love your final statement..."where to next?". Amen to that.

Candy said...

What an exciting adventure ya'll had! I loved seeing all the pictures.

Amber said...

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April said...

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Cena @ Unexpected Necessities said...

Gorgeous country! You are very courageous to live in another country. I'm upset at the thought of moving to another county! Love her headbands, too.

Kelly said...

Well - that is SO neat to learn about you! Matt played pro basketball? How neat! And I think it would be neat to live in a foreign country for a short time. I wish I was that adventerous!
One of the couples in our SS class who we are real close to - the girl is from Germany - she came here to college and stayed here. She is one of my favorite people!

The Ames Family said...

Oh how fun... My husband has been to Germany and loved it. He said the air was so fresh and everything was so clean! I hope to go someday!

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