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Alysa

First and foremost I am a Christian. I love my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. I aim to live my life in line with God's Word the Holy Bible. I strive to be more Christlike everyday. He is my Strength, my Protector and my Provider.

My three children are my world. I can't describe the joy that pours from my soul because of them.

Other Host Families Online!

I never thought to try to find other exchange student host families blogging about their experiences but they found me! Being able to read about other host families will be an awesome way to compare experiences, get advice, trouble shoot any issues, and best of all get some great ideas […]

Pre-Arrival Package

I want our Japanese exchange student, Noriko, to feel as welcome as possible when she comes to the USA. I am in the process of organizing her room so she is comfortable in our home. I am also putting together a Welcome Basket with items that hopefully will make her feel special. […]

Independent Uniter?

Some people grew up being inspired by sports, music, and/or movie stars. While I had my favorites in each of those categories, I could care less if I ever got to meet them. The person outside of my everyday reality that I looked up to was Dr. Ben Carson. At some […]

Preparing To Add A New Family Member

********** July 5, 2013- Friday My sister calls me to tell me that she was applying to get a Chinese exchange student for the school year. I have always thought this would be an awesome opportunity especially since I had several friends in high school who were exchange students. I […]

What If The Mother Is Going To Die?

As I scrolled down my facebook wall this morning, I came across an article about the Michigan Senate discontinuing “voluntary” abortion from their health care plan. (articles here or here). The friend who posted one of the articles also posted the following as her status: “WHAT IF THE MOTHER IS […]