Our homestay experience has exceeded our expectations. At first we were nervous, but now we are saddened to leave our loving families. We have never received such hospitality from such kind hearted and welcoming individuals. Each one of us had a unique experience with our families, making new memories that will stay with us forever. Though we each had different experiences, we all had lots of laughs, delicious food, energetic children, and love. Last night in the Wadi Rum, we thoughtfully reflected on what this trip means to us and what we will take back home with us (while Jill traveled through the desert with her family). Answers varied, but one theme was consistent: we were all changed significantly through our experience in Jordan and with our new families.