If you know me, you know that I am very close to my mom--she is one of my best friends which is not something that every kid can say. With that being said, studying abroad and being so far away from her has been so difficult but it's made me love and miss her even more than I do at school! When I decided I was studying abroad, she asked if she could come visit me over Spring Break and I was so happy that she wanted to come! I've been waiting for this day since I left and now she's here!! Delta canceled her flight and didn't have another one available until the next day but she wanted to come see me as soon as possible so she flew from Columbus to Toronto to Rome to Madrid (I flew to Madrid yesterday morning). She traveled all day and was exhausted but we still laughed and talked like I hadn't been gone for 2.5 months! Then today we explored Madrid and just had fun laughing and enjoying the glorious weather! We ate paella in the famous Plaza Mayor and then proceeded to walk around, ending at the palace. It wasn't even the sites in Madrid that were great, it was just being with family. You value your family when you go to college but you really value them when you jump across the pond! I'm so glad she came to share this experience with me!