Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Gutsy Exchange Student

I spent this morning getting our new exchange student, Leslie, registered at her high school. Leslie just arrived from Barraux France this week. She is 16 years old and has never flown on an airplane before. Obviously, she has never been this far from home either.

I cannot help but be amazed at the courage this young lady has shown. Imagine when you were 16. Imagine leaving all your family, friends, and home and traveling around the world where you know absolutely no one. Where they speak a different language and where you are living with a strange new family in a strange new place.

As I said, I am simply amazed and impressed by her courage. If we all were that brave, imagine how much better our lives would be.

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