Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Thankful Tuesdays: Friends that go beyond

Before we moved over to Germany, the hubby did a recce trip to find out more about the place... and along the way, he made friends with one of his current colleagues. This colleague, T, went out of his way to help him feel at home, even bringing him out for a meal during his visit.

When we were in the process of preparing to move over, we had lots of problems trying to find a suitable place to stay, since we couldn't view apartments and couldn't really speak the language. T's wife (then pregnant), actually went house hunting for us, and helped us to rent our current place. They also helped us to book a taxi from the airport, and even loaned us cutlery and plates, some furniture, and got us settled into our place. 

Recently, we had to battle all the mold problems in our home, as well as our rather unreasonable landlord. T roped in his friend, who was a former painter, and helped us to get the walls treated for mold. Since the walls needed to be painted, he offered to help us get it settled while we were away, so that the boys would not need to be exposed to the paint fumes. So while we were enjoying the sunshine in Venice, he was hard at work helping us to paint our place in the evenings. 

All this coming from a person the hubby didn't even know before his recce trip! We are really thankful and blessed to have such friends. It's been quite an eventful year staying in a foreign land, but such friends really make such a difference!

Have any friends made a difference in your life? What are you thankful for this week?

Mum in the Making


  1. wow that's a great testimony of how God sends angels! You just met one! =)

  2. Wow this is so amazing. You are really blessed. I'm sure your family and T's will keep in touch after you leave Germany



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