As you may know, this is our last year in Germany. We’ve been blessed with two consecutive assignments in this beautiful country, but we knew it wouldn’t last forever. We’ve crammed an awful lot of travel, adventure, and experience into five years. We’ve crossed many sites off of our list of places to visit, and we’ve added many, many more to it.
We’ve gotten to know a little part of the culture of this land that we have called home, and it has left its mark on all of us. It has opened our eyes and our hearts. It has broadened our perspectives and challenged us with its languages and subtle differences. It has changed us, and we are grateful. But it is approaching the time for us to move on to our next assignment.
I’ve actually known for quite some time where we’d be living next, but I haven’t said anything because I hate to make announcements before we have the accompanying paperwork. Well, the long wait is over, and the first of our paperwork is here. It’s (mostly) official. This summer, we’re packing up and heading south. We’re moving to Italy.
This should be interesting.