January 15, 2015
Today I had a great dinner with my host family accompanied by boxed wine out of a melon (so delicious). My host parent’s daughter came over with her husband and son, we were able to all converse about many different topics and really get to know each other. It was great to see a Chilean family in an environment they felt so comfortable in and they definitely made me feel like a part of the family myself. They were so excited we got to meet their daughter before our departure and it was so touching how much they always cared about making us feel at home. The meal was great but I didn’t photograph that with fear they might judge me or think I’m weird for taking pictures of my food…by the time the melon came out I felt a lot more comfortable with them so taking a picture wasn’t a problem (I even mentioned why I didn’t take a picture of the food and they all laughed). Dinner today really made me realize how quickly I connected to my host family and how much I will truly miss them. They were amazing in every way possible and I know they have had an immense impact on my experience here in Chile. I am grateful for all they have done for me, look out for the post I plan to dedicate to them.