Saturday, August 14, 2010

It’s a girl…she arrived at 10:28 a.m.

Four weeks ago I received a phone call asking if we would consider hosting an exchange student. I said "sure send the profile", knowing darn well we wouldn't really do anything with it. We looked at the profile, talked about it as a family and prayed. 

Today she arrived:

L is from Muelheim An Der Ruhr, Germany. She flew into New York on Thursday and then caught a 6:00 a.m. flight to Lincoln. We found out later she really hadn't slept all night, since she had to catch a bus at 2:30 a.m. to go to the airport. We're still not sure where she was staying that caused her to leave so early.

L's birthday is on Monday, since we couldn't find a Welcome balloon we settled for birthday balloons.


Once she was settled in we took L to Red Robin for lunch. 

While decided what she wanted on her sandwich she asked what a pickle was. We take so much for granted, I had no idea how to describe a pickle. In the end I think she figured it out and decided she didn't want it.

L is a wonderful, sweet young lady and we can't wait to get to know her more. I don't have a hard time understanding her English at all but I feel bad because she doesn't always understand me. 

We had to make a trip to the store after dinner so L could get an adapter for her computer so she could plug it in. When we came home she went straight to her room and crashed. The poor thing – it was only 4:00 a.m. in Germany, no wonder she was so tired. 

So that's a quick recap of L's first day in Lincoln and as a part of our family. She will be staying with us for the upcoming school year. 

I will update more later.  This is going to be a great year.


Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

How exciting for you all! It's going to be so much fun getting her settled in and then seeing the U.S. through her eyes. What an adventure!

Anonymous said...

Sprechen sie ein bichien deutsch...(I speak little german) Hope you have a great time. Enjoy learning about her culture as much as she has fun learning about yours.

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Ginger Jasper said...

I think there is going to be a lot of happy times ahead.. Hugs GJ x