Let The Tears Commence--Things I will miss about Germany 30 Day Countdown

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I landed in Germany for the first time ever in July 2010 tasked with choosing a home for our family despite not knowing a thing about Munich. I was like a deer caught in the headlights. When we arrived as a family 5 weeks later we all suffered culture shock from fizzy water and paying for toilets to weighing things in grams and measuring heat in Celsius, it was a tough first 6 months. But then things got better and we slowly learned to love our foreign homeland and now after 5 years we are sad to leave. 

I've been super grumpy about leaving Munich for Saudi Arabia, but the truth is, we were leaving Munich no matter what. The fact that we've been spoiled with easy travel, fantastic outdoor options and unique traditions just makes it harder to say goodbye. In that spirit, over the next month I am going pay homage to the things that have made Germany special to me. 

Day 30--I met Ruth through church. Ideally, I visit her once a month just to check in and see how she's doing--She's getting old and her memory is fading, so I wasn't really sure that her boyfriend existed. I was so pleased when I met Heinrich--not only to learn that he existed, but to hear his story about surviving the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. Now every time I visit Ruth, she insists we see him as well. I will miss this darling couple. You can read more about them here


  1. It's always sad to leave a country we've come to enjoy. Good luck in Saudi Arabia, maybe not as green as Germany (?) but you might get a chance to visit more of the Asian countries.

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