Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Saying Goodbye

Looking at these pictures has me in tears. Such wonderful memories. Such wonderful people.
I miss these people so much. I miss Holland so much.

Me and Ans (with a stroopwafel of course). I miss stroopwafels too.

Me and Pauli (she was one of the first to tutor me in Dutch).

Jimmy and Amber. Amber's Mom (Jennifer) and I became such close friends. I wish we would've met sooner. We bonded right away. I miss them so much. They are hoping to be able to move back to the states again some day.

Sweet Amber. Don't know why I didn't get a picture of her baby brother, Sam. Or of Jennifer. :(

Saying goodbye to Jimmy's school was sad as well. He started here when he was so little...just 4 years old. This picture is taken of the painting of Martin Luther King Jr, which was done by the students. This was such a great school. Such fond memories of walking to and from school several times each day.

Jimmy and his stool. Is it sad to admit that I cry when looking at this picture too? I'm heartbroken that Jimmy has already forgotten lots of his Dutch. When I speak to him in Dutch he asks me why I'm speaking like that.

juf Melanie

juf Angela

I hope to return and visit Holland again. I miss it so much. I never knew I'd fall so in love with a place and with so many people. What a blessing this opportunity was for our family.


Jelaire said...

Is that Michishana and Amanda v. Beek in that photo?

Erika said...

I don't know either of those names so I'm guessing no! :)

Rob and Jill said...

I hope you're all adjusted to being back in the states. I need to come visit you sometime! We're still doing book club, so you'll have to come (I think 3rd week of June).

I feel your pain. We'll have to try speaking dutch to each other:)