Well…we made it back… Back in America, and while it seems all a blur, it’s been a couple of weeks now…
We took our time saying good-bye, and took our time to get here…Instead of the plane, we took the slow boat, literally…across the ocean.
Everything seems new right now and between the daily scramble to set up life anew, school anew and friends anew for our tot. We miss our old life in Denmark but are working through it and excited for what’s to come. But there have been good laughs and good times and good adventures.
Here is to the next step – good morning, America!
PS – Here we are a the ship pulls into the port of Brooklyn. Our tot is clutching a little Rasmus Klump doll, her last souvenir from Denmark. Our last few months she really got into Rasmus Klump, a Danish animated news strip and then cartoon from years ago that all children seem to know, and one of the things that is not really translated or exported into English, so I couldn’t be much part of it. But I was part of it enough to know she loved it and to know that he was a sailor. We didn’t have nearly enough time to get through all the little souvenirs I wanted to get her before leaving, but I did go out of my way one day after work to find this doll that she mentioned she wanted. He was her trusting boat companion, and in some ways, a bridge between the old and the new.