those were the words that I heard when I ran into the two owners of the language/cooking/fine arts school that i attend.
i was preparing the pasta when they said, "Rachel, we called BYU a couple of days ago....the international study program office, and we asked if they could give you an extention..."
i quickly replied, "perdoname?" i was completely confused.
they replied, "we asked BYU if you could stay with us until fall semester starts. would you like to stay with us?"
"wow, that would be awesome if i could stay, but you know...it's too expensive to stay longer...plus i have some things i have to do...i have to ask my parents, etc"
"oh, we will take care of that honey. people here love you and we would love it if you can stay with us."
those were the last words that i heard in the kitchen. thought long and hard and i have decided not to take the option of staying longer, and i have no regrets. made friends, lived in a different culture, spoke the language, learned to cook from experienced chefs....i lived the dream.