Hosting is something we had wanted to do for years and years. We always talked about it as a family but then let our own personal busy schedules take over and we always pushed it off. This summer we carved out the time and decided to host a little girl from Nicaragua. It was the best decision we made as a family in a long time! This little girl stepped into our home and was the bravest, cutest, spitfire we could have ever imagined! She immediately took to her surroundings and was always up for trying new things. Her favorite activities were swimming, fishing and watching a 4th of July parade. Before she arrived, we made a bucket list of all the places we were going to take her once she arrived in the States and we never ended up going to any of them! She loved staying put and really enjoyed experiencing the little things that we may take for granted. Hosting brought our family closer, a difficult feat when you have older teenagers in the house! We look forward to hosting our little Nicaraguan princess again soon and can’t imagine not knowing her and caring for her. If you are considering hosting, jump in and do it…you won’t regret it!