Denial has worked well for me for months, but there’s no more of that today. Lists have been made and checked off. Bags have been packed and weighed and repacked. And tomorrow my sweet daughter leaves to study Spanish for a semester in Chile.  Happy adventuring, dear girl.  May God bless you and keep you safe until I can hug you again.


  1. Christine D. says:

    We will be praying and rejoicing with you.

  2. I think I’ve said it before, but as a former exchange student myself: she’s going to have a blast, learn so much and will never be the same again. Thank you for letting her go!

  3. Oh, bless you, Mary! Your children are so beautiful.


  4. Will pray for her and know that she will enjoy her time in Chile.