Me and my host mom, Marilyn (aka the best host mom ever) at my swearing in ceremony!
Marilyn was the best host mom ever! Marilyn's 22 year old daughter had just left for 5 years of schooling in Russia when I arrived. I think because of that she really understood what I was going through and was able to give great advice and be there for me when I really needed a mom. I wouldn't trade the experience for anything and I know I will always have a special bond with my host mom! In fact I am off to go watch basketball in the park with her now!