Thursday, July 30, 2009

July 19-Ready for Europe

July 19-Ready for Europe, originally uploaded by NedraI.

Nine months ago this day seemed like a long ways off. That was when we made the commitment to let our daughter join the People to People group for a trip to Europe. It's been a bit of an emotional roller coaster for her. First the excitement that she was actually going, then the disappointment that she wasn't going to France with her classmates over April break, then the excitement returned in May and this past week was a little crazy for her trying to buy presents for her host family and other last minute details. This morning she surprised me when she cried as she told her brother and dog good-bye. But there were no tears as she said good-bye to us at the airport. She doesn't know anyone in her group but it was good to see her chatting with others in the line waiting to go through security. My wish for her is to have the time of her life seeing all the fabulous sites they have lined up and trying new foods and meeting new people. I'll be anxious to hear all about her adventures 19 days from now.
We left the airport and started our trip to Iowa to visit my husband's family and attend his 35th high school reunion.

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