I’ve been organizing Social English Events in Metz, France. I’ve actually been doing this for a couple of years now, but it was always private events. This year I have finally decided to make it open to the public and doing it through my own company. It’s a good challenge, but a very stressful one too.
It’s amazing how you can pass by the same monument almost every single day and not realize what it really is.
Monument aux Morts. Located in the city center of Metz, France – not too far from the Porte Serpenoise. A monument to represent the war of 1914-1918. You see a woman, perhaps a wife, a widow, or a mother, holding a dead naked soldier in her arms. We don’t know if he was a French or a German soldier. All we know is that he gave his life for the war.
Baby Girl has been back to school for 2 weeks now. This is the first time in a while where she isn’t the new girl anymore. Although she has never really showed us any signs of stress, I could tell that this year she was a little bit more relieved than in the past. She’s 10 years old and started CM2 (grade 5) this year. This also means this is her last first day in elementary school. Eeekk – where did time go??? 😱 I guess that’s how it feels like when you become a mom at a young age. I’m 32, so technically not-too-old (don’t you dare say anything about that. yes you!), but when I look at my ten-year old I kinda do feel old. Harhar.
Baby Girl turned 10 years old. 10 years old. I don’t know whether I want to cry or smile. Smile because somehow the Husband and I were able to make it 10 years in this challenging journey. We were just 22-23 years old when we became parents and shit-scared truthfully. And then I also want to cry. Cry because these past 10 years have flown by so quickly. Like a blink of an eye. When I think about it, 10 years from now she’ll be an adult, busy with her own adult responsibilities, living on her own … Sigh. Anyways, let’s just stop with these emotional / sentimental thoughts.
Baby Girl’s communion was probably one of the best and proudest moment I’ve experienced this year. Contrary to her baptism, where we held her in our arms as she was bathed with Holy Water, this time Baby Girl accepted the Holy Sacrament of God all on her own. And she shined!
Back to school this year is a little special as Baby Girl is going to a new school. Again. We were talking about it the other day and in 9 years, she has already changed schools 5 times. She considers herself a pro now. LOL. But if things all go as planned, this new school will probably be her last until high school. Lire la suite →
Have you already been to the Fete de la Mirabelle in Metz, France?
We live in Metz now, so it was only natural that we went and celebrated this feast with the people of the city. The Mirabelle is a fruit which is a variety of plums and it is the fruit symbol of Lorraine. The region of Lorraine is responsible for at least 80% of the country’s Mirabelle production!
Today we celebrated our daughter’s birthday with her friends. It isn’t baby girl’s actual birthday (yeah, I still call my 9 year old baby girl lol) – that’s 1 month from now. It isn’t really easy to celebrate a birthday in the middle of the summer break. Sure, the weather is great for outdoor activities, but it’s a challenge to find friends who are home for the break.