Saturday, August 21, 2010

berlin to belfast then back to america


Hi blog buddies...

I'm back from Berlin and watching my last two weeks in Belfast slip through my fingers like grains of sand! Needless to say, I haven't made much time to blog in all my efforts to spend as much time as possible with folks here. It is definitely a bittersweet thing to leave...my heart will always in some way be here and I know I won't ever really completely leave it, and yet every time I see a toddler I think of how much I yearn to spend time with my nieces and family back home. Alas, it seems life is not a static thing. And I suppose this is a gift. So, in my laziness, I have only posted a few pictures from Berlin here, but invite you to view the rest (all 100+ of them) here on my facebook page. I hope your summer is winding down slowly and that you're still able to sip a glass of wine or lemonade and read a book for fun in the shade. In between Wilbur Smith marathons, I've started reading Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, a book I halfway read in seminary. It sounds a little cliche to say it feeds my soul, but really, it does.

Enjoy a bit of my Berlin experience...it was so wonderful to be with the Kuhlas again and see their complicated and beautiful city. I got to experience so much of it: Parliament, the Holocaust Memorial, the city park, a flea market (called the Flohmarkt am Mauerpark) and much more. Berlin is such a rich, artistic place.


the haunting and powerful Holocaust Memorial

at the flohmarkt

SO much good food...massive shrimp pasta...

and of course waffles!

such a fun, silly reunion.

3 comments:

Lynn said...

What a great trip with fun friends. I know your adventures will continue where ever you are, Whit!

Whitney said...

Thank you, Lynn! It's definitely bittersweet leaving Belfast-I can't believe how quickly 2 years have gone by. I'm glad I was able to visit my friends. I am excited to discover where's next for me...in the meantime, some time with family in texas isn't too bad!! :) I hope you're doing great!

Andy Wilkes said...

Whitney, I have followed your blog for the last few years and it remains on of my favourite resting places. Thank you for sharing your journey with people like me, who you will never meet. May God continue to bless you in your ministry and in all you do. And enjoy Gilead, it is a wonderful story.