Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Taking time to realize, "This is good"


So I had to have my car serviced this morning. I usually choose to wait, as to not disturb anyone or ask for a ride. Scott had off this morning, so after taking Trentan to german kindergarten, he stayed home to help Micah with his homeschooling. Guess who took Chloe? Yep, momma and daughter time. So the dealership was freezing, there was no way I could wait there for several hours. However, as I drove into town, I noticed the new Barbarossa Cafe. After dropping off the car, Chloe and I took a brisk walk to the new cafe. Totally trendy and wonderful! Cozy couches and dim lighting, perfect for the soon-to-be 5 hour wait. We took a corner booth at the top of the backerei (bakery) - and proceeded to have hot cocoa, pasteries, brezels (pretzels) and a yummy Big Ben sandwich (not all at the same time!) Of course Chloe did her fair share of roaming, what do you expect for a 2 year old? She is almost 100% potty trained so we used the restroom quite a few times! Loved the WC sink! In the midst of all that-I just sat back, read my magazines, played with Chloe, and thought again in amazement that "I live in Germany". Maybe not a dream to some-but one that I always prayed for. My husband said the excitement would wear off, and here we are 4 years later and I still have to pinch myself. I love it here! So I am thankful for a long service change this morning that helped me put it back into perspective how truly BLESSED I am!!!!!!!!!!

4 comments:

Allison said...

I wish I shared your enthusiasm :) Glad you made the most of your 5 hour wait!

Jon and Steph said...

Thanks for the comment ;)
Yes, we love it here! It is so wonderful to be able to just hop in the car and drive to another country! I am not sure what the KMC area is... I'm still new to this whole Germany thing... ;) We live in Wiesbaden.

Jocelyn said...

How nice to have had a date with Chloe!! I finally started a blog (well restarted!) and I am not seeing a link to click to be a follower of your blog. Hmm.

Kathy said...

Your blog is so beautiful. I went to the Barbarosa with my neice Jocelyn when I was in Germany and I must say it was such a fun outing. For a few moments you took me back there in this post. Thanks.