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!