The morning we left was harder than I thought it would be. Everything was packed and ready to go. I still wanted to take one last walk around the neighborhood so that it was imprinted in my mind. Unfortunately there wasn't enough time but I spent the morning saying goodbye to my host mom. Although she couldn't speak English, she was wonderful to Rachel and I! She made the most amazing dishes and always greeted us with a smile. Annette and our host brother Artem, drove us to the airport. At that point it was all tears from Rachel and I. It didn't really hit me that we were leaving until I had to leave them. It was still a happy moment though. I'm still in contact with them and look forward to going back one day! Or maybe they will come here to Buffalo! only time will tell.