Waiting to board our plane at Atlanta airport
Let's focus on the positive! We loved our stay in Portland! Our old home! Birthplace of our two girls! Sophie wanted to see the hospital where they were both born so we drove by and she got all excited. She wanted to go inside to see the doctors, nurses and newborn babies. She is so wonderful. Curious, sensitive and has a big, big heart. We had such a great time with old friends, eating good food, enjoying the Portland way of life.
However, it didn't feel like home any more, despite its greatness. It's been a year that we moved away and I think we are getting tired of the expat life and want to settle. I was unsure before we took this trip, going back and forth in my head whether I'm ready to move back to Germany or not...but after this trip I can say that the good news are: I am. I miss Europe and I want to be closer to my family. And it feels so good to have made that decision. Now I can use all my energy toward planning our move and new life in Stuttgart mid next year.
More on our wonderful trip to Oahu (and pictures) soon!