I just wanted to make this post to say a sincere thank you to both Uncle Dirk and Aunt Lori and Aunts Chris and Lee for donating to my blog! Thanks so much!
On another note, I got an email from AFS on Tuesday that said my application has been sent to AFS-USA for further reviewing... I've made it passed the first level! Hooray!
Thanks to everyone for being so supportive in every way about this! Can't wait for more news.