This experience has been amazing. I have an incredible host family, awesome friends, and I've learned so much. Of course I miss home, but I am doing very well so far. No homesickness for this girl. I had my emotions in check, and everything was going perfect. However, I had a moment that I will never forget.
The other day we went to a cathedral, and I was awestruck. It was the most beautiful church I had ever seen. Just from walking in, I automatically felt calm. As I walked around the corner to get a look at the statutes, I found that I was crying. I continued to walk to the front of the church, and I sat down in the front row. I just sat there for a few minutes, and reflected on myself. I stared at the stain glass windows and studied my surroundings. I took a moment just for myself and it was exactly what I needed. I walked out of that cathedral feeling refreshed; and I knew that I just had a moment I would always remember.
I didn't take a picture... it was just something I wanted to keep with me. Me, myself, and I.