Once Strangers, now Family.
Our exchange student left today, and it feels like a member of my family has moved away. Just a month ago, I did not know this young man. We signed up for this program and selected Gonzalo by just reading his bio, seeing his picture in his application, and appreciating that he had a love for basketball and a dream to go to Vegas. We picked him up from a church parking lot, brought him into our home, and invited him to become part of our family just like that. Sometimes I don't even speak to people in the grocery store, let alone invite them into my home, yet, here we have. All kinds of positive karma, or good energy, have been produced from this amazing exchange. Talks of my sons going to Spain to visit Gonzalo one day, refreshing our lives by seeing it through Gonzalo's eyes, and the indescribable bonds of love and trust that were established between all of us in just one month. This has all made me stop to think how strangers can quickly become not just friends, but family.
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