Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Have you ever had a friend

This is my special post of my sweet dear friend who’s done a whole heck of a lot since living in the US.

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When I first moved to LA in 2002, she was my new co worker and quickly became my one and only friend. Born and raised in Germany she moved here in 2001 to live with her hubby, whom she met on the beaches of Spain. how neat would that be?

When I started working with her, we realized really quick how boring our job was and how much time we had on our hands, so we agreed that she would teach me German and I would help her with her English.

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Even though I moved away 8 months later we remained close friends and went on ‘girl’ vacations together. One year was Santa Barbara, staying in Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort right on the beach. If any of you ever go, make sure you stay there with a beachfront room. It’s amazing!

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Another year we went to Palm Springs.
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But there’s a couple things that were extra special that we got to do together. Like when she became an American citizen in 2006. She asked me if I’d like to go and I knew I didn’t want to miss it.

Let me tell you, if you ever have the opportunity to witness thousands of people swearing in to become American citizens, you have to do it. It’s an amazing sight. People who actually appreciate the meaning of citizenship, who actually go through all the steps and headaches of becoming a citizen and want nothing more than to be a citizen of the United States, it’s a moving sight to see.
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The other is getting to see her graduate from college. This girl has gone to college for years. Many years…and she’s finished. She asked if I’d like to go since no one else could and again, I couldn’t pass it up. I don’t know anyone else who’s worked so hard on getting her education. With marriage, a job, a new baby, she never let up but kept going until she was done and 8 years later she graduates with honors.

I’m honored to have been there. I cheered…people around me laughed (my voice cracked mid scream). It was fun though and cold…outdoor ceremonies are great in theory.

I’ve loved having her as a friend and loved even more that I got to experience these milestones in her life. She’s always so sweet, giving me Feigling and feeding me chocolate whenever I want. One thing I enjoy the most is teaching her new words and sayings. I just taught her “ticked pink” the other night. She was literally 'tickled pink’ herself for having learned this term and can’t wait to use it.


She’s a dear friend that I know I’ll have for many more years to come and I’m thankful to have her in my life.

Hab Dich lieb meine freundin
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8 comments:

Jennifer said...

Friends like that are so great! I loved seeing the pictures of how your friendship has grown. It made me smile on the inside.

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

so sweet!! y'all look gorgeous in the pics. love that you taught each other your own language :)

angie on maui said...

What a blessing you are to one another...and how awesome that you were able to witness two important, life-changing events in her life! I love reading posts like these...everyone needs a friend like this in their life.

LeAnna said...

How neat! I bet a citizenship ceremony would be so neat to see! Amen to the fact there are those who go through the proper steps to become citizens and appreciate what it means...

meme-and-he said...

she seems like an amazing blessing in your life! Having great friends makes a world of difference...especially when you were both going through so many changes in life, I am sure! Great pictures!

Katie said...

You're such a good friend :)

Warren Baldwin said...

Nothing like a real friendship.

And I'm envious. I've wanted to learn German for years but lack one invaluable resource - someone close who can speak it!

Kristin (my daughter) is getting better. Walked for graduation, for which we were thrilled. Thanks for your kind comments about her a couple of weeks ago.
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Mamarazzi said...

what a beautiful tribute to your friend!!

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