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... get to eat any turkey or mashed potatoes or talk about the things I'm thankful for. It was the first time since I arrived at my house that I really wanted to go home. But, everything has passed now and I should be fine until Christmas.
I would like to thank everyone who has sent me snail mail. I love the feeling when my mom walks into the kitchen and hands me a letter. It puts a smile on my face every time. I appreciate all the time and ...
... and it almost felt like I was back home.
When we returned, my parents went to take a nap and my sister asked me to do gymnastics with her. She said she loved having me here because her brothers never play with her. I was so happy in that moment knowing that she accepts me. Of course I said yes. She kept trying to get me to do a flip on the trampoline. I tried and failed countless times. I think we bonded over my clumsiness.
... later, I would know that there was some text missing. If you look at my notes from the first 2 weeks, there were more ellipses than words.
Today, we were talking about the way an eye works and my teacher had us write down the lesson for the day. About halfway through the period, I realized that I only had 2 ellipses for 3 pages of text. I had the biggest smile on my face. My friend ...
... the car, everyone turned and stared at me. I heard a lot of whispers, and I realized that it was because no one wears yoga pants here. They aren't fancy enough. Well, I'm never making that mistake again.
Last Monday, I decided that I would put a little more effort into my outfit, given the fact that I wore a sweatshirt 3 days the previous week. I checked the weather, and for the first time in a while, the forecast said no rain. So I picked my coat that ...
... I told my teacher that I had memorized the poem and the entire room gasped. I got up, said the whole thing, and only forgot a few lines.
I finally did something that scared the heck out of me. No one pushed me to do it. No one helped me. I learned an entire poem in a language that I don't really understand. Then I got up in front of all my peers and recited it. I'm pretty proud of myself.