This quote touched me so much it warrants providing a little background, which as you know, I never do.
Dave was given the name and email address of a woman who had previously done an NSF sponsored postdoc in the Netherlands so that he could get in touch with her and ask some questions about the process of moving abroad. In her wonderfully helpful email reply she wrote this:
"We long for our days of rambling along the cobble stone streets with tulips in arms and our daughter on the back of our bike listening to the bells chime."
It makes my eyes well up with bittersweet tears. I am so excited to go to Amsterdam and already so sad that we will eventually have to leave.