This time of year is such a mix of emotion for our host families and students. Time to say goodbye. Time to adjust to less footsteps in the home. Time to reflect on the experiences from this last year and plan for the next. Time to squeeze every last favorite person, place, food, laugh, cry, and experience into an already packed schedule.
All of this is happening while a group of students arriving in the Fall are getting to know their new host families, and trying to imagine everything that's in store for them this coming year. About to embark on the trip of a lifetime and planning their first HELLO in person, they really have no idea what love and sadness and adventures await.
As Jimi Hendrix said "The story of life is quicker than the wind of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again"