Thursday, January 22, 2009
Change is coming and it makes me feel sad
I live near Heidelberg, Germany. My husband is German. I don't know many Americans. My kids go to German schools, we go to a German church etc... But there is a strong US presence here. I feel this presence and it makes me feel happy. I can buy American food in the stores, and I hear English all the time. I could be wrong, but it seems to me one of the easiest ways for the US to save money is to bring the military home from Europe and Japan. America is not wanted in Germany anymore (I feel that and it's hard not to take it personally). Germany (along with Europe) can pay for their own Army. I have not heard any announcements, but I would not be surprised if the US just packs up and goes home. This will make most Germans very happy, but it makes me feel sad. I feel like I will be all alone! I can feel the change coming. I can totally understand the Germans. The US is like a friend that came 60 years ago to help, but has stayed way too long (way too long). It is time for America to go home. Sometimes I wish I could go home too. I miss my family. I miss them so much.