Growing up in the 90s

Never far from home

At some point most of us face the opportunities and challenges that come with leaving home for the first time. The adventure of making our own decisions and finding our own right way is before us. At the same time, we may feel as though we've lost our anchor. Being away from family and friends and the familiarity of our home can seem unsettling.

My friend Amy wasn't even a college student—in fact, she was just in eighth grade—when she left her home in the United Kingdom to go to a boarding school in the United States. She was very close to her mom, dad, and her little sister. Even though it had been her choice to go, she still struggled with loneliness the first few days she was at the new school.

Who would welcome sacrifice?
January 24, 1994

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