Saturday, December 13, 2008

From Macedonia


Yesterday Sara finished her training in Veles, Macedonia. The picture on the right is from yesterday's swearing-in ceremony and the lady beside Sara is the sweet host mother who has taken care of my little girl for the past three months as she learned the language and her way around.

Finally, in her new apartment in Vinica where she will spend the next two years, Sara has reliable internet service and for the first time was able to send me pictures from the last few months. The picture on the left is from a hike that she took into the mountains above Veles. I can hardly wait to go see this country!

On Monday, she will start working at the local high school and hopefully start updating her blog with her adventures. Vinica is near the Bulgarian border and there is bus service to Sofia and flights into Sofia from Boston---dream, dream, dream.

11 comments:

Jayne said...

Yay!!! Wow, how wonderful it must be to now be more "connected" to each other. I know you are beaming with pride!

beckie said...

What a great early Christmas present! I am sure you are very relieved to be able to have more contact with her. Sounds like she is doing very well in her new home. It will be exciting to read of her adventures. Macedonia looks like a beautiful country. When are you going? :)

Carey's Corner said...

Glad to hear she's trained and ready to work. I know this will be a rewarding and exciting adventure for her. I will check out her blog.

Sharon said...

Great post, Beth...I'm sure you miss her, but what an exciting opportunity -- and I'm so glad you'll be able to visit her and Macedonia.

Have been thinking of you in the Northeast -- thought you might have been one of the many without power from the ice storms.

We currently have @-2 degrees with wind chill at -27. Brrrr!

Beth said...

how exciting for all of you !!!

Kallen305 said...

Her whole situation souds so exciting. I am glad you will have more contact with her. What an expereince for her indeed!

Beautiful mountains! I don't blame you in the least for being exciting being able to see that part of the world.

Ruth said...

Now that she has an apartment you can book your flight to see her! Is she still wearing her pants at the shorter length? ;-)

Mary said...

What a woman. She's amazing. You must be so proud of her and missing her, too.

Hi Sara!

The Texican said...

How's she getting along with those high hems on her slacks? Save your pennies and you'll make it. Sounds like a real adventure. Pappy

Larry said...

know that you posted a nice story but my eyes were drawn to those mountains. That looks like a great place to take a hike!

Kathiesbirds said...

Looks enticing! You are going to go, aren't you?