Heidi Koppen

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Beautiful Dubuque Visit

I’m in the states for three a three week trip and spend the first week where I lived the last 8 years before going to Ireland- Dubuque IA. All the pictures are below! It was incredible to visit with family, friends, friends who are like family and even meet some new people in beautiful charming Dubuque Iowa. I can’t believe I got to go to my friend’s Ashleigh and Steve’s wedding, see old stomping grounds, feel hot sunshine, and even speak about Ireland seven times in less than a week. God is amazing!

The beginning of the week was quite overwhelming for me. It wasn’t just because of retro culture shock, different pace of life, being able to drive my moms car around freely or store selection. The biggest difference was how many believers I saw and met with in such a short amount of time. My heart almost couldn’t take it all in.

I’m so glad distance and time hasn’t changed how much I love these people. You all mean so much!! I guess once you’re my friend, well, you’re stuck with me ;] It was so cool to just pick right back up where we left off with some friends and families. By the end of the week I just felt like a normal person again and made me think coming for visits is so doable.

Thank you everyone for amazing hospitality, interest and generosity. I’ll look forward to when I an come visit again next time. Now off to Louisiana and Minnesota before ending my trip in central Iowa with Family!