Suzanne and I have been friends since our freshman year of high school. We met through friends that first year and our junior year of high school we were lab partners in physics class. We remained friends through college and she helped set me up with the Big Giraffe when I moved to NYC after college. She’s also a godmother to our kids. Obviously she’s a pretty good friend.
A few days ago when I was talking to her on the phone, she told me she had a bizarre question to ask me. With Suzanne you just never know! I said sure. She wanted to know if I would go to Poland with her in a couple weeks!
Suzanne won a grant to travel to Poland for a week in June and research her ancestors. Her mother is supposed to accompany her, but unfortunately she’s having some health issues and may not be able to join her. After a bunch of phone calls, I was able to arrange childcare for the boys.
Needless to say, I’m pretty excited about it! My family is Polish. As much as I would love to visit Poland with the Big Giraffe, out of all the places to go, it’s not on the top of the list simply because we would like to go to places like England, Spain, Ireland etc. and since we rarely travel it seems unlikely that we would ever get to Poland. It would really be an opportunity of a lifetime. Of course I’m still hoping it will work out with her mom. Suzanne and I can always go on a trip another time.