How did this happen? Flashback to February when I applied for a program designed to help German teachers improve their teaching chops. The program takes place in July in the beautiful city of Leipzig Germany. I didn't really think I'd make it but I did. They informed me that I'd been selected to participate in the program. I'll spend all of July taking classes at the University of Leipzig founded in 1402 and at the end I'll be an alumni with lots of other famous Germans including: Goethe (author) Nietzsche (philosopher) Angela Merkel (chancellor of Germany) and Wagner (composer.)
The program is specifically designed for German teachers so all of our classes will be conducted in German studying the different methodologies. All I have to pay for is my ticket and dinner each night the rest is included in the cost of the scholarship.
It all seems surreal. I've told a handful of you and every one's first question is: Is Spencer coming? The answer is no. I bought just one round trip ticket. Spencer is staying home in Salt Lake City. Then everyone gives me a really sad look like "How could you leave your husband you are still newlyweds." and I admit it is sad. I will really miss him, but we just couldn't shell out even more money for him to come. Plus his brother Eric is so happy I'm leaving now he can play basketball every night.
I wont be alone. In fact won't miss Spencer half as much as I would have because one of my best friends Megan is coming with me! Yahoo! Yes that is right. I'm going to be spending the summer in Europe with my best friend and we are both ditching our husbands at home. Who does that? Who do we think we are? I'm so excited!Megan (above in Yellow) teaches German in Virginia and luckily was also accepted into the program. (Does that mean everyone was accepted.) We've been best friends for 8 years now since we met in the MTC. (missionary training center) Megan and I hit it off right away and consequently the MTC was one of the best parts of our lives. Then we both went on Missions to Leipzig. We dreamed that we would be companions but alas it never happened. apparently I hadn't given up on the idea. I convinced Megan to apply and now finally we will be companions. well...sort of...we be together all the time...except we don't have to walk around asking the Germans if they believe in God, and we can leave the district with out asking permission. We have a dozen excisions already planned.
So that is the story. Like I said it is all sinking in. I'm very excited.