Friday, September 19, 2008
Well now I have been here for two whole weeks. What a weird thought. The first week seems forever ago. Honestly, I have a very loose schedule with what I need to get done. I clean, cook, do laundry, chauffer, and spend quality time with our girls. It is heartbreaking to see them miss their families and be able to nothing for them. All we have are prayers and time. Tonight we have our Fall Fest...it is the Black and White Affair...I am dressing up as a Panda Bear!!! I also am taking my driving test today. I have never been on the autobahn so hopefully I will pass. I am still trying to fiind where I fit into the dorm setting. I know the personalities and things my fellow staff members offer to the girls, but I am just figure where I belong within our mix. So that is one thing I am proccessing. I love running here...there are a lot of hills, but the view is breath-taking!!! I can complain. I miss you all..Thanks for checking up on me.
Monday, September 8, 2008
As I walked out of baggage claim with three large pieces of luggage on a rolly cart that you have to push the handle down to maneuver. I handed my passport the to Swiss police as he nonchalantly glanced at my photo and nodded me on through. As I walked through the mechanical doors a giant scream breaks through my senses. An uproar of gangstas cheering from my peripheral catches me off guard. It was my staff and chicas picking me up on a traditional rainy evening in Basel, Switzerland.
So far my experience has been marvelous. The girls and my staff have been so gracious and welcoming. My first official day I went to Budenfest...booth festival and ate traditional German food. The next day was my day off and I went into Basel again...to see if I could buy items I needed. Following that me and some of the my fellow male RAs bought frozen dinners and went to a family's house, that we know from training in Canada. It has been such a whirlwind, but a blessing. I can't even explain the beauty that surrounds me. They love there gardens and everything is lush.
Keep me in your prayers...I know it is not this simple.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wow the day has finally come to say I am leaving...well actually I am leaving tomorrow, but I figured this would be my chance to write before I leave. I came home from Hume and only had three days to adjust, pack, revitalize, and say good-bye to everything familiar. At home I saw many faces and got to do many things I wanted to do. It is so weird to think that I won't be back for a while. The next time I am back Layne (my cousin) will have a baby, we'll have another President, Hume '09 will have passed, and the Angels will have won another world series (or at least that is what I am hoping for!! ). A lot of things will have changed but so many things will have stayed the same...one thing that I always know will be consistent is the fact that I have a home where family and friends still love me!!! Pray for safe travels!!!