Leaving On a Jet Plane…


On November 5, 2009 we set off on our 3-year adventure of living in Europe. With lots of errands to complete before lunch with the family and our flight to Germany, we woke up early and headed out to get started.  Later we had lunch with my family to say goodbye.

Danielle gave me a beautiful Tiffany Key locket.  She noticed that I was eying the keys when we were at the Tiffany store in NYC.  She made it extra special by placing pictures of us as babies inside!

Then, after a lot of tears, we said good-bye and Danielle took us to Dulles Airport.  It seemed like a longer drive than usual with the anticipation building and Fisher whining to get out of his kennel.  I felt so sad for Fisher knowing what was in store for him.

It was hard to say goodbye to Danielle at the airport.

But, we had to say goodbye and take Fisher to check-in.  We gave him a little, pink pill that the vet said would help him relax and not care so much about the trip but wouldn’t make him sleep.  By the time we got to the desk, he didn’t seem to care as much about being in the kennel or in the strange place but it was still hard for me.

We had so many emotions.  This was a big step for us.  We were about to move to Germany.  Neither of us spoke German.  We had only spent 5 days there.  Who knew if we would love it or hate it?  Who knew where we would live?  Regardless of all the unanswered questions, we were prepared to live out the answers.  We were prepared to live this adventure together and this was definitely going to be an adventure!

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