You may remember in the 2011-2012 school year my eldest daughter, Jackie, hosted Katrine, an exchange student from Denmark. Katrine has since been back to the US with her parents for a visit. We do miss seeing her more often and having her smiling happy self around. Here's the original post about her. and another post about graduation of these two.
|GD Courtney, Daughter Jackie and Katrine at prom time|
Well, another season of exchange students is about to begin in our family. Now, our middle daughter, Elaine is sending her daughter, Kayleigh, off to Taiwan! Kayleigh will be boarding a plane next week for a year in Taiwan! This can't be! She just graduated from middle school, didn't she? Where has all the time gone?
|Graduation day with G'Ma and G'Pa|
Didn't I just take her to the orthodontist and wait while she got her braces off? Didn't she just turn sweet sixteen and flash those shiny teeth for her picture?
We just went to her High school orchestra concerts, didn't we? Watched her play first chair cello as a sophomore!
And listened to her practice!
And in May, I just said: "Didn't you just take Japanese in high school, now you have to learn Chinese?" That's a lotta change!
Here's an other post from last year about her helping me and about her anticipations of being an exchange student.
What'll I do? What shall I do? I know . . . Kayleigh I will miss you! Your sarcastic humor, your crazy antics, all of it! (Antics post.) And what? You cleaned out your bedroom? For whom? For a boy!!!?????? Oh yes, I remember, your mom is hosting a boy from India, Well, I guess that is OK. But I will still miss you!!!!!
Is this going to be my memory of your Junior year--your lovely face through Skype????/ Yikes!
Well, grandma will endure and look forward to all the news happening from Taiwan. You better write once in a while! Oh, and Kayleigh, you can read my blog and see what I am up to! Happy Junior Year!