As others in the FS community have pointed out before me, one of the great challenges of living abroad is that you are geographically removed at a time when your family is experiencing loss such as my grandfather’s who passed away yesterday morning. We are happy that he was able to enjoy a full life and recently celebrate his 60th (!) wedding anniversary. Luca met him last year when we visited Germany and we will make sure that he will grow up knowing what a fun grandfather he was (and one who instilled my love for baking German Christmas cookies!).