In life you’ll realize that there is a purpose for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you, and some will teach you. But the most important are the ones who bring out the best in you, respect and accept you for who you are. Those are the one worth keeping around. I’m so incredibly thankful for having my host family. I’m so grateful that they picked me, and took me as a part of family. They are way more than just a host family, they’ve become my family. I’m so grateful to have another home on the other side of the world. There’s no words to describe how important they are to me.
I’m SO grateful for having them in my life! I also want to thank my teachers in my school, who have absolutely made my year. Thank you for supporting and encouraging me, you’re amazing! I want to thank you to all you who have been part of my year, I couldn’t have done it without you! YOU ALL ARE SPECIAL, and I’m going to miss you all so much.”
— Saara from Finland (in North Carolina)