As in normal fashion for classes, the last week is crazy. I had to actually sit down and work like a student! lol. For one teacher, I had a presentation over País Vasco and a paper to go with it. For another, I had a paper covering euthanasia in both Spain and the US. For this paper, Juan had recommended that I rent the movie, Mar Adentro (the Sea Inside), so of course I had to, and it was such a great movie. It was about euthanasia, to go along with the paper, and it was very sad buy moving at the same time. Lastly, I had an art exam over Goya. So, needless to say, I was a little stressed and didn’t get as much sleep as I should have. But, we all made it through and are so excited that we are now down with two more classes and finished with the Spanish Minor!
Also, the week before, the mother of our teacher Marisa Loca, as we like to affectionately call her, was in the hospital. She made it to classes for the final week. Todd and I stayed behind after classes on Tuesday to talk to her about how her mother was doing, and it broke my heart to hear her say that they weren’t sure if her mother was going to make it. She was having lung and heart problems and is 90 years old. After talking about her mother, she told us how much she had loved having all the Purdue students here and afterwards gave us the biggest hugs I think I have ever had. As an emotional woman, I had trouble keeping the tears back, and I am going to miss her deeply.
After the art test on Wednesday, every student gave Marisa Loca a hug as we handed in our tests. It was such a nice way to end classes with such an amazing teacher. 🙂