We got rooms ready, received donations of bikes for the kids to ride, clothing and toys! We did whatever we could to make things ready for their arrival. I went through (as I do with every host) a nesting phase and the house couldn’t get cleaner!
Hosting came and the kids arrived. I’ll never forget meeting them, watching our host girl run out and give us big hugs. Watching our host boy, Viktor, come cautiously not really sure what to expect. That night, and the days to come were awesome. It was such a great experience! The kids got to live in a family, find out what it was like to be part of a family, and they really enjoyed it. We loved every single second. It is amazing all we take for granted here in America and how much we are taught naturally just by being in a family. Things like putting lids on things, closing doors, turning off lights, and other simple tasks were all new learning experiences for these children.