Hosting students has been both a challenge and a blessing. It's a bit daunting to bring a stranger into our home knowing that we have committed to keeping them and parenting them too. At the same time it's also very exciting to meet someone new, find out about another culture and form relationships with them and their family.
We've spent the past few weeks getting to know each other and touring around our community. It's a great way to remind ourselves about why we've chosen to live here and what treasures are around us.
I feel almost like an advertisement for hosting exchange students, but it is certainly a life changing experience not only for the students, but for the families they stay with too. I'm glad we've had the opportunity to do this so many times.