Monday, September 27, 2010

My two countries... Οι δύο μου πατρίδες..

I was brought up in Northern Germany in a small town called Bremen (population 600.000)

I had a happy childhood, although I was a bit lazy at school!
I remember my parents. My father was very good to me and my sister. Always in a good mood.
My mother was strict to us and a nervous woman. But we loved them both!!
I don't know how this happened but I cannot remember so much from my past.
It is all very blur in my head!

I met my Greek husband right after I finished High school.
He had a job as obstetrician gynecologist and senior physician in a hospital in Bremen...
His roots where from Crete (father) and Macedonian (mother).
I took sick and came to that hospital. He cured me and we fell in love.

So, this is my story, how I came to live in Athens..
I love this country so much, that I feel more as a Greek..
I see this country with the eyes and criticism of a German and feel with the heart of a Greek woman..


Ανατράφηκα στην Βόρεια Γερμανία σε μία μικρή πόλη που ονομαζεταί Βρέμη (πληθυσμό 600.000).
Είχα μια πολύ ευτυχισμένη παιδική ηλικία. Αν ήμουν και λίγο τεμπέλα στο σχολείο..

Θυμάμαι τους γονείς μου.
Ο πατέρας μου ήταν πολύ καλός με μένα και την αδελφή μου.
Η μητέρα μου ήταν αυστηρή σε μας και μία νευρική γυναίκα.
Αγαπούσαμε όμως και τους δύο πάρα πολύ!
Δεν ξέρω πώς συνέβη αυτό, αλλα δεν μπορώ να θυμηθώ πολύ από το παιδικό παρελθόν μου.
Αύτο θα μου μένει ενα μυστήριο!

¨Οταν τελείωσα το Γυμνάσιο, γνώρισα τον ¨Ελληνα, μετά άνδρα μου..
Δουλέψε ως γυναικολόγος μαιευτήρας σε νοσοκομείο της Βρέμης..
Οι ρίζες του 'ηταν απο την Κρήτη (πατέρας) και Μακεδονία (μητέρα).

Αρρώστισα, νοσηλεύτικα στο νοσοκομείο, και ερώτευτικαμε..

Αυτή είναι η ιστορία πως 'ηρθα στην Αθήνα..

Αγαπώ αυτή την χώρα τόσο πολύ και νιώθω περισσότερα σαν Ελληνίδα.
Βλέπω την Ελλάδα με τα κριτικά μάτια μιας Γερμανίδας και την καρδιά μιας Ελληνίδας!

28 comments:

  1. Good to be a world citizen...and know something about you :)
    Kisses, bonita!

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  2. fron Bremen !! it explains lots of things.
    everybody i met fron Bremen , coincidence or not , were very good people .
    i love that place .

    this post is touching and beautiful.

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  3. What a beautiful post! Lovely. Thank you.

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  4. Thank you for sharing your life story. I feel that I know you so much better. It gives me an idea for my blog at a later date. Best to you!

    Clint

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  5. What a lovely tribute to your two homelands - and a little glimpse into what makes you who you are! Many thanks, my dear.

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  6. Monika,

    It's wonderful to learn more about you, and the photographs help tell the story. Such a vibrant post! Thank you!

    Have a great week,
    Brian

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  7. Excelente, tus trabajos fotográficos son de carácter óptimo. felicidades

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  8. Crissant,
    yes, it is good for me to tell something about
    my life in my own words..
    Send you my love!

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  9. Caio,
    hi my dear. I love that place too..
    It is a little too peaceful and calm for my taste..
    But this is my home.
    Thank you for stopping by!

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  10. Luis Gomez,
    thank you for your comment!

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  11. Clint,
    I am glad for giving you new ideas. So I am
    going to know you better very soon..
    Monika

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  12. Dear Gabriella,
    I did not mention that I loved in your last
    post very much the poem.. and the cat!!

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  13. Brian,
    after all beeing so busy stopping by for a very
    nice comment. Thank you very much!
    Have a nice week also,
    Monika

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  14. Jesus Garrido,
    I understand that you liked my photographic
    work? And congratulations?
    Thank you very much!

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  15. Respekt für dein Schreiben. Aus Norderstedt, transplantiert nach Athen, verbrachte ich eine gute Woche in Bremen.
    Danke für die Bilder von so nah von Zuhause.
    Einen gelungen Dienstag dir.

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  16. ρομπερτ,
    danke fuer deine lobenden Worte. Sie bedeuten
    mir sehr viel.
    Kannst du dich noch an Plattdeutsch erinnern?
    "Min Modesprok, wo bist du schoen, wo klingst
    du mi vertrut.. Wer ok min Hart as Stohl und
    Steen, du droevst den Stolt herut"..?
    Einen schoenen Dienstag auch dir!

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  17. What a really sweet post/story!
    It's great to getting to know you better, Monica. :)
    Beautiful pictures, too!

    Have a lovely day!

    Big hugs!
    B xx

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  18. Liebe Monika,

    es tut gut, aus Vergangenem zu erzählen, die Erinnerungen damit aufzufrischen, von sich Persönliches zu geben...

    Du bist richtig wie du bist, eine Frau mit Herz und Verstand

    meint ganz sicher deine Rachelako

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  19. liebe Grüße, es ist so liebevoll dargestellt dein Leben, das Leben was so viele Spuren hinterläßt und Erinnerungen in uns bewahrt und ein Teil von uns ist und bleibt, liebe und herzliche Grüße von Jasmin, schön und ehrlich bei dir zu sein....

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  20. Betty,
    that was the point of telling my story.
    To come a little closer!
    Thank you so much,
    Monika

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  21. Rachelako,
    endlich wieder on line.. Das hat aber gedauert.
    Danke fuer deine Beobachtung.
    Gruesse dich auch herzlich,
    Monika

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  22. jasmin,
    ich habe versucht, alles in kurzen Zeilen zu
    schildern..
    Die Spuren hast du zwischen den Zeilen gelesen.
    Herzliche Gruesse auch von mir,
    Monika

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  23. τι γλυκιά ιστορία ο τρόπος της συνάντησής σας :)
    Μια μεγάλη καλημέρα

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  24. beautiful story...nice to meet you...

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  25. mahler 76
    και μια μεγάλη καλημέρα απο την άλλη μεριά της
    Αθήνας!!

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  26. CIMPOACA LAURENTIU
    thank you, nice to meet you too!!

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  27. You had the opportunity to absorb all the positive characteristics and advantages that an advanced country -like Germany- has. This has definitely made you an open minded personality and broaden your horizons. You are lucky to combine the german disciplines and the beauty of a Greek goddess! Hugs

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