If you are a frequent reader, you know one of the downsides to living in Geneva is saying goodbye. It is bound to happen and living in this transient city is somewhat of a “Survivor” show come to life. Except our challenges come in the form of tasting chocolate, doing laundry in the worst of conditions, gorging ourselves with fondue, and navigating a life in a foreign language. And no one ever knows when you are going to go home.
So, this week, it is time to put out a torch, and this one is a doozy. We will miss S & S tremendously as they move back to Charlotte. Mrs. S is already there starting her grad school program, and Mr. S was wrapping up some projects in Geneva before heading back later this week.
So onto Gratitude Friday….we’d be remised in saying that our ex-pat experience wouldn’t have been the same without them. We can’t believe our luck that we actually had friends from Charlotte that would be taking on the same adventure as we were. That has made our experience a lot easier, comforting, and enjoyable. Their gracious hospitality extends not only to excellent parties, but beyond that to knowing you always had a friend to count on. From playing tag-along to road trips, to having someone to check in on us when they suspected we might be “down”, it was priceless to have these types of friends in a foreign country. If you know these two, you know what I am talking about.
Anyhow, to S & S, we’ll miss you greatly. We are excited for the things in store for your next chapter. And we can only hope that when our “torch” blows out, we’ll be back in Charlotte….particularly, if we can continue some of our Genevan traditions. Fondue at the annual Lawn Olympics, anyone??
Bon weekend, everyone!