There's even a town north of Trondheim that is called Sumstad, which is my maiden name.
Some of you may know Sonja from her blog bits & pieces ...
Her mother was born in Tromso, Norway. We've discovered so many commonalities between us that we just know we must be related.
I'm originally from Long Island and Sonja's father once pastored a church on Long Island. Hmm ...
Sonja and her sister Carol Joy are like adopted sisters to me. They recently traveled to Tromso, Norway where Carol Joy's daughter got married. You must stop and visit Sonja's blog to see the photos.
Much to my surprise, I had a special package sent to me. Sonja and Carol Joy bought a Norwegian cookbook for me and signed the inside cover with the most beautiful messages. I was so touched by their kind words.
I posed my Norwegian doll next to the cookbook so you could see it. It will be treasured by me for years to come.
And one day I hope to be able to meet my new Norwegian sisters in person. Thank you Sonja and Carol Joy.
Blessings and love,