i left antwerp 6 months ago.
maybe that’s why i sang happy birthday to you a day earlier… my instinct told me that if i just sang it earlier i wouldn’t have to realize it’s been 6 months already. so there was actually an excuse. it’s still a bit strange to think it’s been so long, maybe because we “talk” everyday on facebook, or because i call you so often still or because you read my blog or because i miss rosie and can’t wait for her “one minute” movies, which by the way have been lacking lately.
it’s not the first time i write you a letter, note or blog post, and it’s true when they say it gets easier with time. i have pratically said anything and everything to you. we have been through a lot, mostly you really, ’cause having a baby will always seem so much more then moving to africa! ;) and we’ve had such amazing moments and we are still amazed of how much friends we became in these years. but then again, it’s no surprise. like someone once said to me “andrea, you’re right, Greet is wonderful!”
see, i’ve told the world. it started with dutch lessons and it finishes… pfff this will never be over! unless you start beating me on every single game facebook has to offer i swear i’ll always be here.
we’ll always have “witzli putzly” and “caffenation”.
thank you for living this with me and for helping me get through and enjoy so much of this life. most importantly remember, i’m the apple crumble lady and there will always be a empty chair waiting for me! no one with three apples gets to substitute me!!! eheheheh
i made brownie cookies with a thick cream dip for your birthday… i had a number 3 candle but not a number 1, so you’re 3 years old.
p.s. – i kept trying to get the kids at the orphanage to sing to you but we had a crying crisis after all of these smiles!!
p.s.s. – like i had said we did go to the beach after the orphanage and just like you imagined probably it was amazing! :) you have rosie i have this!
here, and there soon, miss portugal