For anyone thinking about meet-a-family at Harlaxton: do it, do it, do it, do it, do it. please, just do it. apply, apply, apply, apply, apply. please, just apply.
The meet-a-family program has been absolutely fantastic so far. It may have something to do with the fact that we have the best family ever… but I think there may be some other pretty good ones out there too!
This week we had our official meet-a-family dinner where the families came to meet their students for the first time and make some plans for the semester. Our situation was a little bit different because Emily, Rachel & I had already met our family beforehand and have been able to get to know each other over the past few weeks. (It’s really up to your family how that part works.) The Pearl’s had been emailing us before we were here and as soon as we arrived, so we were able to make some plans before the actual dinner came around this week. (I’m so glad they are on top of things and had us over two times before this week!)
It was so exciting to watch everyone else meet their families for the first time at the dinner. We described it as feeling like we were all orphans who someone was finally going to come adopt! (All of us anxiously watched to see whose parents would walk in next, save them and take them in as their own for the semester.)
Meet-a-family has also turned into a super popular program this semester; nearly 70 people got turned down because there weren’t enough families to go around…we are truly blessed to have been picked for a family! (I don’t know how we were lucky enough to get Keith & Maureen as our parents; they have already been spoiling us with good home-cooked food and treats!) I could go on forever; they are absolutely lovely & this program is the best idea ever. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the semester brings!