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Today is International Day of Families, and we wanted to share how one YFU Host Family has expanded because they opened their hearts and their home to an international student. If you'd like to share your story and traditions while discovering a new culture right in your own home, sign up to host with YFU today!
Guest post from YFU Host Mom, Karen Auxter.
Family means embracing others who share no blood, but who entrusted their child into your care.
It means broadening your horizons, learning about differences and realizing being different isn't a bad thing.
Family is finding out how much you are alike, even though you live on different continents and might only be able to communicate through smiles and hugs.
Family isn't always about sharing ancestors....sometimes it's just about sharing Love.
When Sebastian's family was getting ready to fly here for graduation, his mom said, "I can't wait to get to meet you!" That really threw me, because I felt like we were old friends from our communication through Facebook and talking some during Sebastian's calls home!