7 years!!!

Trip Start Apr 30, 2012
Trip End May 28, 2012

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Flag of Germany  , Lower Saxony,
Friday, May 25, 2012


Today was another fabulous day! First off, it is FRIDAY!!, and second, today is a sort of anniversary date for my family. Today exactlz 7 years ago was the day that we immigrated into Canada. 7 years! That is one long timme, but it sure doesn't feel that long at all. People keep telling me that it can't have been that long, but it has. May 25th, 2005 was the day that our flight left Düsseldorf Airport for Calgary International Airport.

Anyway, instead of going to a birthday with a whole bunch of family members, I decided to spend the late afternoon of this special day in a place that had meant a lot to me when I was you and with people that have been really kind and good friends for years! At the firehall in Ölsburg I've beentold that I could visit at any time. On May 4th, I took Teagan there with me to show her what "Jugendfeuerwehr" was. Today I went alone and had a fabulous time!
First with the kids, I helped roll up the water hoses and we had an ice cream. It was just a little time to relax, talk with people and let the memories come back to you. When I was 10 years old, I joined the junior group to get rid of my fear of fire. Once I got that fear under control I spend a total of 2 1/2 years with the group, making friends, having fun and just having the time of my life!
Coming back on this day made me realize that I might have missed out on those 4 other years I could have spent with this group, but I don't regret it at all. If I would have stayed, I would have known and seen these people every week, whereas now, I come by to visit and have the greatest times!!!

My highlight of the day was however that Herbert showed up and gave me a bunch of stuff that I should wear doing their training session. At the end of the evening I even got to keep the jacket!!! =) And the greatest thing is...I know it's fireproof! =)

The group photo with everyone that attendad actually on it this time turned out amazing. The reflectors on the pants reflected the flash, but the smiles were still great! It was just another one of those days that will be quite hard to forget! Thank you to everyone!

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