January 3, 2008

Okay, I've got to spill the news.

I'm going to Germany!

I've been so busy planning all day and all this knowledge is building up inside me and I'm just so excited and nervous at the same time it's crazy. It seems like my dreams are coming true. I'm actually going to travel to a foreign country. And not only that, but study and live there for almost eight months! It's intense to think about. I never had Germany on my list of places to go, or German on my list of languages to learn. But there you go- God is leading me there.

I'll be living with a German family run by a single mom, Katinka. She has two children: a son, Vincent (9), and a daughter, Amadea (6). They live in Gauting, right outside of Munich. I'll be attending an intensive language course in Munich- it is about 3 months long and goes for five to six hours every day! Katinka says I should be fluent in German by the time I return home at the end of August.

What will I experience? What will I learn? Who will I meet? My heart and mind are opening to this idea of "a whole new world...!" [Breaks into song] Oh, I crack myself up. But I'm bursting with excitement.

I should be leaving on the 28th of January! Aaaaahhhh!

Did I mention I'm excited?

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