One Year

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So much of Vienna has been a surprise.  Beauty, history, nature, the crossroads of Europe and a houseful of guests.  I guess we sort of expected those parts, and it’s been as wonderful as we expected.

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The part I didn’t expect was how perfect it would be for children, or that my husband would find a job he loves.  I didn’t know our family would grow by the addition of an adopted Romanian cat.  I didn’t know how much I missed the rhythm of a normal life, where there are seasons and lettuce, and outdoor music festivals where they really do sell schnitzel with noodles.

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I didn’t know when we landed a year ago that I could fall in love with something so fast.

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We’ve been here a year and I’m still trying to figure out how this wonderful thing happened.

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