This is a tough one to write! We caught this couple one day before they left Belgium to head back to the US. This family is dear to our hearts because their daughter is my 6th grade daughter's best friend. That goodbye video she made for her best friends still has me tearing! When I say it's been an emotional few weeks, I mean EXACTLY that! Some tears, a lot of going away parties and some feelings that life won't be the same at school without her friend. Yes, these kids have had amazing experiences, getting to see the world and learning new languages and new cultures, but there's a tough side of being an expat's kid. You make friends, great friends...and they leave...or you leave.
They are now settling back into their home in the Midwest and this school year will no doubt be tough for the girls, but thanks to Wendy they have a new App to keep them close! Have you heard of it? VOXER. It's like a Walkie-talkie, but an App. I've been hearing her best friend's voice all day today. Thank God for friends, technology and the ability to hop on a plane.
I'm pretty sure these girls will be friends for a long time and when we return back to the US, we are certain to see this lovely family again soon. Tony and Nancy, you're one of those irreplaceable couples! There's no doubt that your friends in Belgium will miss you terribly. Thanks for allowing us to get to know you and for letting us capture this very special time in your lives. WE can't wait to watch your beautiful girls grow over the upcoming years and to follow your family on your next adventures!