We were married over a year ago now and though we had the chance to celebrate with friends in family in the states we never had the chance to celebrate with Joerg’s friends and family over here in Europe. Last night we were finally able to.
We were joined by 30 friends and family at a small beach restaurant on Zandvoort, Netherlands. We topper along the beach for 1km and ducked inside just as the rain started to downpour. Luckily we were tucked away for the next 6 hours enjoying good food and wine and wonderful company, getting to celebrate mine and Joerg’s marriage, and, since it rolled on past midnight, my 32nd birthday.
I was feeling sad about not having so few people there to represent my side, but my dear friend Justin spearheaded a video of birthday and marriage celebration wishes from friends all across the US, from Philadelphia to Seattle, and even some family in Senegal! It was exactly what I needed to remember that even though I may be far from home I still have the love and support of so many as we continue this adventure of international living.