Monday, June 22, 2009
A Cool Breeze from Germany
Oh, boy! This summer heat must have gotten to me, because I had such a pokey week last week. One of my friends e-mailed me Saturday and said, "Where are you?" As much as I talk and keep up with people here by e-mail and phone, you know it's bad when THEY are looking for ME!
On a great note, though, my son has finally been able to download photos to his facebook, and so I can grab them from there and show him off. He has had such a remarkable time on his trip. He has had a wonderful host family who have done as much as possible with him and arranged for him to go off and do things alone as well. Now that he and his university friends who are assigned to various places are used to being in Germany and have the knack of catching trains and staying in hostels, they are all off to meet in Berlin this weekend. Isn't that amazing? This is his last week with his host family and helping the hosting teacher in her classroom. Viola's dad will pick him up sometime early next week, and he will be a guest in their home for 10 days seeing everything in the Frankfort area. Then, I'm afraid, it's back to real life. A mom looking over his shoulder and back to the full-time summer job he has. I am now already praying over the plane and staff that will bring him home to me. After all the airplane "news" of the recent weeks, I am praying for security, health of the staff, wonderful weather, and on-time flights.
But what memories! When speaking to me through Skype last week (LOVE THAT SKYPE!), he surprisingly mentioned that he would really consider taking a teaching position in Germany for a while after college instead of rushing off for a law degree and a big life in a big city. Isn't it wonderful to watch your kids grow in stature and in spirit and maturity?