Thursday, February 5, 2009

Saying goodbye!

This weekend I have to say goodbye to my friend, Sheri and her family. They are leaving this adventure and heading home to Georgia to start the next adventure in their lives. She is the first American, and the first nice person I met in Germany. Our kids go to the same school and we are in Germany under the same situation, husbands job, length of stay etc... we clicked right away and became fast friends. I felt from day one I could be myself with Sheri ,we laughed at each others German experiences and ventured out to the unknown together. We had similar complaints, and fears, like not knowing what we are eating and a love for Starbucks. I couldn't have survived here without her, she has "wheels" and took me with her all the time even when it wasn't always convenient for her to get me she would. She took me to the Ikea when we were both trying to make our new German houses feel more like a home. Many times we visited the German version of a "mall", especially helpful when trying to buy Christmas tree and decorations. At least once a week or more she would take me for our big grocery shop days, I would load up on anything and everything and was truly thankful I had her and her "wheels" and didn't have to lug bags home on the bus.
She is a great friend and there are many days if it wasn't for her I wouldn't have left my house. I will miss her and her companionship so much. I'm glad we met and I know she will be a friend for life.

In the city
Starbucks!


8 comments:

preppyplayer said...

Oh kathy, I feel so bad. I know you really were so grateful to have her there. Nice post, I hope she see's it as I know you mean every word.
Call me today after 3pm my time, let's catch up!

Joyce said...

This will be hard to say good bye to your new friend. She does sound like a friend for life and what a friend does. Maybe in time once you get over the hump of Sheri not in your every day life, you will can on the role she did for you and be there for the new gal coming. Hugs...

Ina J Offret said...

Frau this is one of those times my arms want to reach thru the computer and give you a big hug!! I am sure Sheri feels just as bad.....

Hang in there, I am sending good thoughts your way today.... PS what are you reading now??? xoxo

Anna Lefler said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower - I really appreciate that! I really enjoy reading about your life in Germany (I never go anywhere)...

Take care and see you soon...

:^) Anna

Kwana said...

What a good friend. I'm sorry you have to say goodbye. I know how hard that is. Email and phone chat often. Hang in there! Smile! Hugs to you.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry she has to leave! She sounds like such a great person who came into your life when you needed it most! I know it will be hard to say good bye but don't close your self off from a new friend in the future! You will have another friend to keep in touch with and she will always know more than anyone else how you feel living there. Hang in there! Miss you tons! Love ya, Mary

Joyce said...

Kathy- Have a golden weekend! xoxo

SheriAnn said...

MISS YOU! :(