Saturday, December 15, 2012

My Marina

My husband and I have hosted several exchange students over the years. I would like you to meet Marina,  one of my favorites. She came to us from Limoges, France  We found her sweet, thoughtful, artistic and  she had the cutest sense of humor. I will forever  consider her one of my daughters.
Marina is pictured here on a frosty Feb. day. She didn't have school that Monday and I drove her up to see Fort Worth, Texas.

Surprising to me just how much she looks like a blogger Veronique, who writes the blog. French Girl in Seattle!

I post this with a heavy heart. My prayers are with the families in Newtown, Conn.
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  1. If you could speak to your French daughter, Marina, I wonder what she would say about gun control and violence in the USA?

    1. Probably that we need to get them off of our streets.....

  2. how sweet of you to share your life with these students. i know their life and yours are richer for it.

  3. Ah... I finally get to meet your lovely French Girl, Marina. Enchantée, Mademoiselle. So nice of you to mention this French Girl too, Janey :-) If my American parents, who live in Atlanta, had a blog, they could write a similar story. Many international students, like Marina and myself, are very grateful to generous and open-minded American families who welcomed them into their homes, and families, over the years. Living in a foreign country with a local family for a year is an experience I would recommend to any college student (American and foreign...) Happy Holidays to you and your family! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  4. I can see the resemblance. I know that Marina will never forget the time spent with you and your family.