A Better Place Than Heaven
I’ve always expected for a mom, a dad, and a bunch of kids as my dream host family, but my host family ended up just being Terri. It’s small, but it came with great joy. I still remember meeting Terri for the very first time when she came to pick me from Shearer’s. There, I saw a bespectacled lady walking towards me. In my head, I was figuring out about living with her for a whole year. At that moment, the quote, “never judge a book by its cover” came across my mind. My assumptions proved me wrong as Terri turned out to be the opposite of what I thought she would be! My first day at Terri’s home ended up with us getting to know a lot about each other, and I also learned about how things go about here in America.
The grey and white house on North Avenue, which was my first destination, proved to be a better place than Heaven. This wonderful place gave me a lot of great memories to brag about. I wouldn’t have achieved all of my accomplishments during my exchange year without this place. Thanks for God for giving me the nicest people to live with, and the best place to live. It is indeed a fact that I loved my host family from the core of my heart, and took care of my host house as if it were my own that by the end of my exchange year, it was really hard for me to say goodbye to my host family and to leave my host house where I spend many good days of my life.
Before I end, I would like to thank all Fort Dodge Dodgers for playing the part of being my home too in the short time that I spent in Iowa. I know that everyone I met in Fort Dodge will always remain in my heart. Living in America has been a pleasurable experience. Thank you to the YES team for making all of this possible.