Tuesday, July 19, 2011

One Year Ago Today

One year ago today we left the United States to travel to Europe.

It feels like it has been a year. Not 10 years. Not 3 months. But exactly like one year, if, indeed, a year can be "felt."

After a year, I can't remember what Speed Limit signs look like in the United States. I don't have a library card, a gym card, or a Costco card in my wallet. I miss Mexican food.

On the other hand, it seems like we have always had a baguette with dinner every night. Oven temperatures in degrees Celsius no longer confuse me, nor do prices in Euros, nor weights in kilograms. I always remember to take my own shopping bags to the grocery store.

I recently dreamed that I was speaking French at the Safeway on the South Hill of Spokane and I could not figure out why no one understood me. I am not sure what that means.

What I do know is this: One year ago today, I left the United States. And I will never be the same.


  1. Hi there! happen to stumble on your blog and i love the honesty and your authentic voice :)
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  2. Thank you, Jenn, for continuing to be my mentor via your blog. This blog spoke volumes to me as we have just spent our first 3 days in Germany, and I can't remember what my name is!! We have the same Hope, and He is leading. Bless you! Carolyn

  3. It's amazing to hear what God does in people's lives in just a year. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to see what else He has in store for you.

  4. Someone once told me that when you dream in a second language, then you know that your really know the language well. :) Not sure about that as I don't know another language that well!