The other week, I had the privilege of celebrating my 20th birthday here at Arca Bologna. Right when I woke up and walked into the kitchen, I was sung to by the core members of Cedro. Throughout the day, I felt so loved by the community with every greeting and hug I received. I was blessed to have had a homemade pizza and cake for my birthday dinner made by my family here in Cedro. And to top it off, I was given a birthday card signed by all the members of Cedro and a tortellini magnet that has Bologna written on it. I did not expect anything at all for my birthday here and I thought I would be sad not being able to spend it with my family back home, but in reality I was not sad at all! My heart was filled with so much love given to me by the family I have come to make here.