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.