Hollison Journey

“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” – Don Williams Jr


on July 14, 2008

Back in 1979-1980, my parents hosted a 16-year-old foreign exchange student from Germany named Tina. Since then, we have remained in contact with her and her family, including several trips from both sides of the ocean. Tina got married 16 years ago and now has two children of her own. The last time we saw the family was in 96 when my family spent time in Germany. On Saturday, Tina, her husband, and her two boys (now 14 and 11), came to visit us! This is the boys’ first trip to America and her husband’s first trip to Texas (he has spent time in California before).

Saturday we didn’t do much except let them recover from their long day of travel (they stayed awake close to 24 hours to recover from jet lag). Sunday we all went to church (where the 11-year-old developed a deep love for donuts) and went to the Rangers game. Baseball is not very popular in Germany, though the 14-year-old played in a youth league for several years. The boys loved the game, and thankfully the Rangers pulled off a win for us!

This morning they left with my parents for Austin, New Braunfels and San Antonio, but we will have more fun with them next week before they head for the Grand Canyon and California.


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