We have less than 2 months in Germany! About 8 weeks left! In some ways, it seems hard to believe. That we will get on an airplane and our time here will be over. On the other hand, it is a long time coming and I am so ready to live in the US again.
I will miss the bakeries, the church bells and the whole experience of living somewhere in Europe however I am really looking forward to a lot of things I have missed.
Here is my list:
Starbucks (They have these in Germany but not anywhere near where we live)
Non APO address
Finding a real church to attend
American Houses (I think the German style is cool but just isn’t for me)
Not struggling with not knowing the language
A new cell phone
Not living 30 whole minutes from anything American
Not having it cost over $3,000 to go home and see my family
Having my family be able to come visit often
Only being 2 hours time difference from my family
Seeing my friends in KY again. It’s been 4 years 🙁
Barnes and Noble
Not feeling the pressure to go out and see something because it is Europe. (This might sound weird but being in Germany I feel like we have to go out and see things all the time and when we don’t I feel like I am not taking advantage of living here. And that is just stressful to me.)
Stores open late and on Sundays
Mail being delivered to my own house
Being able to sell on Ebay again
Going to Old Navy vs having to order online
Did I say Target?
There are reasons that I am “done” here that have more to do with where we live in Germany vs Germany itself. Living out in the middle of nowhere is no fun in the winter with all this snow. And since we only have 1 car too, that makes it even harder.
So the next few weeks will be spent getting ready for the movers and all that fun stuff. I am excited. It is time to go. And as I write this I start to cry because we do have to say goodbye. We will no longer live in this house. No longer see the friends I have made here. And the chapter in our lives called “Germany” will be over. So many mixed emotions. So many memories the last 4 years, both good and bad. Germany is where my son was born and where my love of photography turned into a passion. It is where we had our first & second deployments and it will always have a special place in my heart.
But it’s time to move on and make new memories in a new place. And I can finally see what it is like to be an Army Wife in the United States.
Auf Wiedersehen 🙂