Saturday, November 20, 2010
Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye
I told her that sentence really made me smile.
Even her Facebook status tonight said although she was sad to leave tomorrow, she is leaving with great memories, experiences, trinkets, and new friends that will last forever.
As a parent, there are many time when I grumble about this trip and that trip, and being not more than a combination ATM/taxicab. But it's experiences like these that promote education, understanding, music and cultural exchanges that remind me that it's all worth it.
I'm so proud that she was flexible enough to fit in in a new country and with a new family. I'm impressed that she was mature enough to manage her money and keep track of all her documents and valuables. I'm thrilled that she loves to travel so much, and has taken a bucketful of pictures, so when she comes home, she can share her adventures with us.
Safe travels, symphony.
I can't wait to see you tomorrow!