A year has passed and now we stand on the brink of returning to a world where we are surrounded by the paradox of everything and yet nothing being the same.
In a few weeks we will reluctantly give our hugs and fighting the tears, say goodbye to people who were once just names on a sheet of paper to return to the people we hugged and fought tears to say goodbye too, before we ever left.
We will leave our best friends to return to our best friends. We will go back to the places we came from and go back to the same things we did last summer and every summer before.
We will come into our town on that same familiar road, and although it has been months, it will seem like only yesterday. As you walk into your old bedroom, every emotion will pass through you as you reflect on the way your life has changed and the person you became. You suddenly realize that things that were the most important to you a year ago, don't seem to matter much anymore, and the things you hold highest now, no one at home will completely understand.
Who will you call first? What will you do your first weekend at home? What has everyone been up to the last few months?
Then you start to realize how much things have changed...you realize the hardest part of being an Au Pair is to balance the two completely different worlds you now live in, trying desperately hold on to everything while trying to figure out what youve left behind.
We know the meaning of true friendship.
We know who have kept in touch with us over the past year and who we hold dearest to our hearts. There have been times when we've felt so helpless being hours away from home when you know your friends and family needed you the most.
A few weeks from now we will leave... A few weeks from now we will take down our pictures and pack up our clothes.
We will leave our friends whose random phone calls and mails brought us to laughter and tears this summer, and hopefully years to come! We will take our memories and dreams and put them away for now, saving them for our return to this world.
A few weeks from now we will arrive.We will unpack our bags and have dinner with our familys. We will drive over to our best friend's house. We will return to the same friends whose random phone calls and mails have brought us laughter and tears over the year.We will unpack old memories and dreams that have been put away for a long time...
In a few weeks we will dig deep inside to find the strength and conviction to adjust changing and still keep each other close. And somehow, in someway, find our place between these two worlds.
Am 10. September werde ich wieder in Deutschland landen und meine Reise in die Ferne ist beendet..
Komisches Gefühl aber ich bin stolz auf mich, dass ich es durchgezogen hab und an einigen Erinnerungen reicher geworden bin!
Ich liebe Minnesota und werde dieses Jahr NIE vergessen![/center]