A lot of things have been happening since I first know you and your family through email on July 2017. We’ve been through summer, fall, winter, and now it’s finally spring together. If I can count those days, it’s roughly more than 250 days. I don’t know if this is enough time for me to fully understand you and your family. But I know one thing for sure; that I only need the first hour when I first met you to feel that you already love me as part of your family.
To be honest, I’m not a big fan for writing something about what will I miss. Then it means I should start looking back all those memories that we’ve spend together that reminds me that one day, I should leave from all of these. But for you, I try my best to write this, because you told me that whether I want it or not, the time will come eventually, right? I am no good at writing at all, but I hope you can understand what I’m trying to say to you.
One, I will miss your soups. I wasn’t a big fan of soup before, because I just didn’t like to eat it continuously. But since fall came, soups became your main food that you cook for us. Now, I really don’t mind if I need to eat soup again and again. I love matzo ball soup, it’s amazing. I love chicken tortilla soup, it’s a good food. I love your holy moly chili, ah, I like it when it’s still warm. I may say these are the top three of your soups. I wonder if I can cook it back home, though, so when I miss you I can still at least taste your food.
Second, I will miss our discussions about life. Talking to you makes me feel better. Sometimes we have different opinion about something. I might be slightly conservative for some case, but you respect my view. Or sometimes, you give me advice about boys and men. I always laugh when you told me that all men are almost the same, you just want to warn me earlier about them. Sometimes, it’s just regular topic about life in general. I want you to know how grateful I am that you want to talk to me about anything, because living in a total different continent sometimes scares me.
Honestly, there are so many things about you that I will miss. But there are only 26 alphabets in English, and it may limit me to express my gratitude for having you as my host mom. After all, thank you for changing my life. Thank you for guiding me through my exchange student year. Thank you for making me more independent and believe to myself. Your advices help me to overcome my barriers here. Thank you for accepting me as part of your family. Your acceptance to me shows me that no matter how different we are, we’re still the same. Thank you for your warm hugs. Thank you for checking me every day. Your love, dedication, and passion prove me that you are truly an angel.
Happy Mothers’ day, love you.