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A letter to my homestay family

Today we left the wonderful homestay families who have been generously hosting us for the last six days. On our final day, we all wrote notes for our families to let them know what they have meant to us. Here’s what we said:

Thank you so much for welcoming me into your home. You made me feel like a member of the family. I loved all the meals and watching rainstorms together. I will miss you all, and thank you for this wonderful experience.
Love, Sothea (Saoirse)

Hi Family,
It’s Lekhena. These past few days went by so quickly! You welcomed me into your beautiful home and amazing family. I will forever be grateful of your love. I cannot be thankful enough of the food, the laughs, and the songs we shared. Thank you so much, and I love you all.
Thank you,
Lekhena (Alice)

Dear Family,
Thank you for having me in your house. You cook great food and I love spending time with the family. I’ll definitely miss these times when I go back.
Jho (Jack)

Thank you so much for being such a wonderful family to me this past week. You were so kind and understanding when I was sick and always made me feel comfortable in your home and in your family. I appreciate your hospitality so much and I will never forget you. Thank you.
Kamerun (Kylie)

Dear Family,
Thank you so much for hosting me in your home these past few days. You all have given me so much love and care. I will miss you all so much, especially my little sisters and brothers. I had an amazing experience and I’m so grateful that you chose to extend your home to a complete stranger. I love you all.
P.S. I am from a country called Turkey and the gift I will give you is very significant to my culture. It protects you from evil! Make sure to put it in an entrance.
Nina (Nuon)

Dear Family,
Thank you so much for welcoming me into the family. I really appreciate everything that you did for me! I loved spending time with everyone, playing games with Thome and Parat, and playing with the baby. I will miss you!
Reaksmay (Rachel)

Thank you so much for hosting me in your home for the past few nights. I really enjoyed my stay, especially the delicious Khmer food! I will always remember my time spent here on Koh Ksach Tunlea.
Sopheap (Sally)

My loving family,
I had the most memorable time of my life with you. Your generosity is appreciated by me. I love all of you so much. I will remain in contact on Facebook. You will always be in my heart.
Love, Sarak (Spencer)

Thank you so much for welcoming me to your beautiful home. I have loved having you all as my family. I love the bike and your food so much. Thank you again. I can’t wait to tell my family at home about you all.
Phearun (Felicity)

Dear host family,
Thank you so much for letting me live with you! I enjoyed spending time with all of you and you reminded me a lot of my family in America. Also, thank you grandma for always making me a ton of very delicious food! I will miss you guys!
Love, Maleis (Julianna)

Thank you so much for having me in your home these past 6 days. I am beyond grateful for your hospitality. The food you served was incredible and the games you taught me were so much fun. Thanks again for everything.
Sincerely, Arun (Adam)

Thank you very much for hosting me in your home! It was a pleasure meeting your family.
Huot (Jose)