Two years ago a man was placed in my life, and every day since I have been forever grateful. His name is Nicolai. Here in the states for an exchange year, his time was limited. Our friendship began to grow regardless of our time left, and our friendship then turned into a relationship. When his stay was up, Nicolai returned to his home in a small country called Denmark. Being over 4,525 miles apart from Nicolai has only made me more that this relationship is precisely what I want. Just hearing his voice, and seeing his face through a computer screen once a week makes it all worth it. Reading his words that he writes to me comforts me enough for each day that goes by. I am so blessed by him and all he does to make me a better person. Since his departure I have only grown closer to this man, and his family. I was granted the privilege of visiting him once since his return home. Just when I thought it impossible to grow closer to some one, I was proven wrong. Not only did I grow closer to Nicolai, but to his family. His Mom, Dad, and two sisters posses the same contagious smile, and heart warming laugh. Being surrounded by this incredible family, and the man I love - was the best experience of my life. Having the honor of knowing them, and spending each second I was given with them is some thing I am so grateful for. Now every day I wake up knowing I am one day closer to seeing their precious smiles, and hearing their warming laughs. I am asking for enough money to simply pay my ticket to Europe- and meet this family again. Thank you for taking your time to read this, it is appreciated.