At home on the prairie

  • Article by: EDIE BARRETT
  • Updated: December 22, 2012 - 5:17 PM

We simply have no idea what the ramifications are of extending hospitality and love to one child from another part of the world.

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Rustys_momDec. 23, 1211:13 AM

You write beautifully. Thank you for sharing your story.

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maryeeDec. 23, 12 1:50 PM

Thank you for this well-told story. We, too, have hosted a number of foreign students. When we began, we told the sponsors that we were quiet, boring people with a 20 year-old TV that barely works. Would a foreign student really want to live with us? We had great experiences and we trust that our students did, too.

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denslatteryDec. 26, 1211:15 AM

Edie Barrett's story of choosing to have a young woman from China live with her for a year shows how big decisions in life may take only a few moments to make. It gives the rest of us courage to make such decisions, especially when it benefits the life of one of our younger children. Congratulations to her for such bravery and to Winnie for being willing to risk life in a new land. Dennis Patrick Slattery

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