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LauraDenissen
Wisconsin

Bio: I'm a dedicated mom of a sweet little girl and a baby boy and a caring wife of a professional soccer player. My husband has been a professional soccer player for many years. Currently, he plays in the USA and this time for the Milwaukee Wave (indoor) in Wisconsin. But for the past years, he played outdoor for the Atlanta Silverbacks FC, the legendary New York Cosmos and before that he played two years for the San Antonio Scorpions, based out of Texas. We've traveled already to so many places and have met great people all over the world. We've grown up by falling many times but always come out stronger. We decided many years ago to “think outside the box” and it brought us to some of the nicest places. 17 February 2012 my husband and I left the Netherlands with our teeny tiny 3-week old preemie baby and arrived in the USA to follow a dream. Craziness, if I think back to that time! Not the way I thought I'd be starting as a first-time mom. No family, a strange country and no friends. I came on this journey with a vision; I would build my own “American” family and friends for myself and baby Sophia! And what a good set of friends I have now after living in the USA for almost 5 years! That’s why I am writing this blog. I've met so many special people and I know I will still meet many more in life. I've experienced so many adventures that I just want to share this with everybody. I hope my stories and adventures can inspire people to live their dreams as well. NL “Het is echt niet altijd glitter en glamour zoals we vaak in de bladen lezen. Dat is maar voor weinig mensen weggelegd. Ik maak de keiharde realiteit mee van een ‘voetballer in de marge’ en dat gaat niet altijd over rozen. Daar schrijf ik over, met een sarcastisch tintje. Mijn droom is om uiteindelijk een boek te schrijven over hoe ik alles heb ervaren.”

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Loreann says:

    How adventurous! I studied abroad in the NL and attended University for a semester. I LOVED it! Hope you are finding yourself at home stateside as I did in your native NL. 🙂

    1. I really do :)! An adventure that brings so many stories and joy.

    2. Where did you stayed in the Netherlands…

      1. Loreann says:

        I stayed in Maastricht. Although I visited other towns including Amsterdam, I was so charmed by Maastricht and I wish to return one day. 🙂

      2. Been there also one year, while my husband played for Maastricht (MVV)! Very charming… Hope indeed you can return some day 🙂

  2. lidi24 says:

    I had a flat mate in Prague who was from Utrecht. I learned a lot about the Netherlands! Thanks for checking out my blog and I look forward to reading more of yours.

    1. Thank you! Have a great Sunday

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