Saying Good-bye to our Saudi brother – So hard to do!Posted: September 23, 2013
Lukus & Ellany Collins have been hosting a student from Saudi Arabia for four sessions. Ellany emailed me and I just had to share her comments about their student, Hussain. I hope this will be an encouragement to all of our Host Homes.
“Hi Denny! We are SO excited about both our new students coming this week — although saying goodbye to Dwayne (Hussain) was really sad – he has been one of our best!
If Dwayne returns to this ELS (which is uncertain right now), but if he’s not able to return to our home, he comes HIGHLY recommended for another good home.
He was so amazing with our girls, he’s by far the cleanest student we’ve ever had, and he’s just wonderful. Lukus had to go away on business, out of state, for a few days, and “D” (Hussain) looked after me and the girls like we were his own family. He made us breakfast every morning and took care of the all the trash — because that’s what Lukus does! And, I felt safer having him around while Lukus was away.
If he can’t return to us, another family would be very lucky to have him.
Here is a picture for your blog of the huge traditional Saudi meal his cousin made for us and a few of our friends which we all ate Saudi style on the floor with our hands. It was wonderful!”
Thank you, Ellany, for sharing! – Grateful for your entire family
I would love to have more fun stories like this one from all our Homestays, and pictures to share with our other Homestay Hosts. Please email me anytime you have something great to share.