Hosting Maria has been an amazing experience for my family

Hosting Maria has been an amazing experience for my family

 

Tomorrow we take Maria to the airport and send her home to Brazil. 😢 Hosting Maria has been an amazing experience for my family, and I hope it has been equally amazing for Maria.

Our world has been expanded, and our hearts and lives are better for having Maria here with us. She has become a part of our family, and her time with us has gone by so very fast.

Maria, you are an amazing, strong, courageous, kind, and beautiful young woman. I am so thankful that God brought you to us. Thank you for loving my children, (Rowan especially), we will all miss you terribly.

Special thanks to Tisha Stephens/ICES Local Coordinator for offering us the chance to be a host family. We have loved every minute of it. Special shout out to Ashlee for the awesome shirts

Heather Merriman
The Partlow family, Livermore, Kentucky
hosting exchange student Maria from Brazil 🇧🇷