Saturday, June 9, 2012

Pleased to meet you

Do you remember the application our daughter did to go study abroad? The Comenius Program? How in the end she was not allowed to go? Well... she's still not going, but we have good news that will somehow compensate for the grief. The people from the program have asked us if we were willing to host one of the students, coming from Italy. At first, we were a bit shocked, but then we realized this student needed a host family, if she wanted to spend some time in our country. If no family was to be found, another dream would be shattered. We couldn't let that happen, could we?

So yes, she's coming to stay with us. The girl with the special name: Ilaria Landriscina, is going to join our family this fall. We don't have an exact date yet, but we have a picture and that makes it more real. We are looking forward to having her here. It will be a one of a kind experience. We need to get her room painted and make it clutter free, so she will have a pleasant stay. I have no idea how we will communicate, since she doesn't speak Dutch and our knowledge of Italian isn't much better, but I'm sure we'll find a way..

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