August 13, 2008
Incredible Day: Car, Flowers, Cake, Swim, German Conversation
I am all better from my sore throat illness (since Sunday). Thanks for the prayers.
Today David bought a car for himself (we already had one for me), brought me home flowers (a gift from the car place, but who cares, I'll take roses!) AND chocolate chip bundt cake with chocolate glaze and marzipan decoration (a welcome gift from his company, but delicious is delicious!) and he shared them all with his family.
This afternoon the kids and I went with our new pastor's wife and her kids to an amazing swim place in Zug, with multiple indoor and outdoor pools, an awesome, long outdoor water slide that was not scary but took about 20 seconds to get down, whizzing past fresh lavender plants under the blue sky...and 1 meter, 3 meter and 5 meter diving platforms outside (I only managed the 1m! My friend's kids both did the 5m! They are 11 and 7 years old)...and a cool "river current" area in one of the inside pools that is so strong you cannot make any progress if you are trying to swim against it; better just to let it sweep you away around the corner and back into the main pool area. Fun! I also had a really great time talking with my friend Tanya and getting to know her a bit better.
Tonight at dinner our family held a half-hour conversation ALL IN GERMAN (with a bit of dictionary-searching, both electronic and paper, and about a million mistakes I'm sure), spontaneously, with great cheer and many laughs, and totally out of the blue. I don't even know how it started. All I know is that the kids have been doing the Rosetta Stone German program daily for months, I have finished it (Levels 1, 2, and 3, all there is), Emily finished today, David had a conversation with the car place in German today, and David and I have had our first two German lessons live at his workplace (offered for free by the company for employees AND spouses, woo woo!) yesterday and today. It all came out tonight. It was incredible and wonderful. David and I just looked at each other afterwards with eyebrows practically up to the ceiling. Such fun.
Thank You, Lord, for an incredible day.
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Eyebrows up to the ceiling-what a great way to describe that part of your day. That all sounds so fun. Do you find yourself thinking to yourself in German sometimes?
I'm glad you are enjoying yourselves so much. That swimming place sounds awesome!
Posted by: Melene | Aug 13, 2008 11:00:51 PM
What a fabulous posting, dear daughter! I am so happy for all of you! It makes me smile, it makes me grateful, it makes me certain you are in the palm of His hand. Jessica and I had a grand time, too! She made oatmeal banana raisin nut muffins which Grandpa William loved. We did painting on glass (all of those jars I've been saving for years!) and played Boggle with William after dinner. Watched "Pretty Woman" and played more Boggle and today played tennis! Life is good. God is sovereign and we are blessed! Love you, Mom
Posted by: Patricia | Aug 14, 2008 12:49:09 AM
Ist ja toll! Schön dass Ihr ein guten Tag bei den schwimmen hatten und auch schön dass es so gut gehts mit den Deutsch! Ich habe gehört das man fangt an auf Deutsch zu denken wenn man zuerst auf Deutsch geträumt hat. Ich habe dass andersmal erlebt. Ich habe geträumt dass meine Mitarbeiter haben mich auf Englisch gesprochen und danach könnte Ich auf Deutsch denken! Du muss mir sagen wie es mit Dir gehts.
Was für Wagen habt Ihr beiden?
Posted by: randall | Aug 14, 2008 8:54:12 PM