Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Visit from the King of Norway?

It was a saying that my mother used...
If you used your fancy china, your best silver, and your finest linens,
it was 'fit for the King of Norway.'
Earlier this week I received a phone call asking me if I remembered a certain foreign exchange student from Norway...and before she got the whole question out, I said "Lisbeth!" 
"Yes, of course, I remember her!"
Well, she is coming for her 20 year class reunion and she wants to see me!

We had a special teacher/student connection then...in 1989-1990... 
She occasionally had dinner with our family, in fact, she remembered staying with us for a weekend when her host family had to be away.
Here she is on graduation day, with her folks and our Amy...who was 5 at the time.
Well...today, a visit from Lisbeth, to me, was far better that any visit from the King of Norway!
She was a darling girl, and has matured into a delightful young woman.
We visited for hours...
about the classes she had with me, about family,
about Norway, about Aberdeen,
about traditions, about life.

We had a wonderful afternoon...
...definately, a summer highlight.

Take care,
~Natalie

5 comments:

Renna said...

I am so impressed by your ability as a teacher to really impact the lives of your students. It shows in your posts and photographs.

Lisbeth is lovely!

Tolentreasures said...

What an honor to be remembered in that way! She is beautiful, glad that you were able to visit!

Cathy

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is so wonderful.
I imagine you have left a wonderful impression on many people who have been in your life.
She is gorgeous too.

Oklahoma Granny said...

So happy you both got to reconnect. She is a beautiful young woman.

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

How wonderful that she wanted to come back and visit you, what a positive influence you must have been in her life. Times like these must really make all of the hectic times of being a teacher worth it!
Kim