Stefanie and Olaf and Feli came to Philly from Germany.
Olaf's work brought them here.
When Stefanie and Olaf first arrived Stefani's English was limited.
Conversing was difficult.
There was something so nice about Stefanie though.
It didn't really matter that we couldn't understand each other, I was glad she was in our neighborhood.
I loved the kind of mother she was even though I couldn't understand the words she used.
Feli and Stef learned so much during their time here.
They went from barely speaking and understanding English to speaking it almost exclusively.
Stefanie and Olaf were sad when Olaf's contract was up and they learned they would be returning to Germany.
Although she greatly missed her friends and family in Germany,
Stefanie had quickly because accustomed to the United States.
I will forever be thankful our paths crossed.
I hope they return again some day.
I am wishing this beautiful family all the best.
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.