Go raibh maith agat! – Thanks a million! – Dankeschön!

Hi everyone,

How are you all doing?

I want to use this blog post as an opportunity to say thank you.  Even though I did say thank you a few times on here already, I still can’t believe that I have so many people in my life that supported me through this wonderful journey and love me like I am. (Little disclaimer, this post might get a little cheesy, but I just want to somehow put into words how thankful I am.)

First I want to thank my family. They supported me on my whole journey from the very beginning till the end, gave me so much love, even if they couldn’t show it physically they did it through loving messages, long calls and skype chats, through letters and packages, through tips and tricks on how to parent, cooking advice, as well as photography and techincal advice. I always knew I could call if I needed anything and they would happily do everything they could to help. I can’t thank you all enough, starting from my mum, dad and my brother, to my grandparents, my aunt and uncle and cousins and also from my Urli who thought of me so many times in the beginning of this journey and now watches over me from high up there. I love you all and can’t thank you enough for loving and supporting me the way you did and always do.

Of course I want to thank my wonderful boyfriend. He trusted me, let me do this for myself, supported me through it all, watched me cry a zillion times and tried to comfort me, even though he was so far away. It surly isn’t all roses if you are that far apart from each other, and actually want to spend every minute with this person, I don’t think anyone being in a long-distance-relationship could say that, but we made it. And I am just as much in love as I was before. Who knows we might even come out of this stronger than ever.

Thanks to my wonderful friends. To the ones at home, who either came to visit me, skyped with my weekly, or just kept chatting with me on WhatsApp. I can’t tell you how gratful I am for all the inspiring and motivating talks we all had. Also struggling together sometimes and still being able to help each other out even when we were far apart is pretty good proof for a strong friendship I would say.

But also to the ones I met here. I never thought someone would see me as the person I always wish people would see me as, but apperently you do. My friend and I always say it is a curse and a blessing at once, that we are able to build such strong friendships. A curse manly because it hurts so bad saying good bye, but for me the blessing of making lifelong friendships (hopefully) outweighs all the sadness we’ll feel. We experienced so much together side by side, laughed and also complained together and just lived our best lives in each others company. I don’t know what I’ll do without Lidia picking me up at the church or play-fighting with me like an old married couple, or without Elenas wonderful Spanish S, that she is absolutely not aware of, or without always having to wait on the other side of the street for Andrea to finally cross it running and screaming. But you know what? I don’t have to imagine anything of these things, since we’ll meet again soon and celebrate our beautiful frienship in another country.

And of course I want to thank my amazing host-family. Not only did you make me feel so welcome and at home in your home, but also cared about me so much. All the small gestures like leaving the light on at night when I was out or just saying thank you when I came down to make my cup of tea meant the world to me. I learnt many things which I hopefully will be able to apply to my own family one day. Thank you for choosing me, having me and keeping me, it was an honor looking after Connie and Lottie, my wonderful girls and being a part of your family for this short period of time. Thanks a million.

How did I ever deserve all this love and support? I honestly don’t know, but I just wanted to tell you how thankful I am for everything.

I do still have a few things to share with you, so keep watching out for that, if you are still interested. I love you all from the bottom of my heart.

See you soon,

Lena xx

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1 Comment
  • Felix Wacha
    Posted at 14:14h, 09 März Antworten

    very emotional! liked it!

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