August 28, 2008
So it’s only two more days before my friends and I will be able to return to our families. After these days of distance and isolation, I have a feeling of happiness and yearning that I haven’t known for I don’t know how long.
Now that there are only these two days until I’m reunited with my family, I don’t know how to express my gratitude to the people who have helped me when I ran into so many troubles. The only thing I can say to all of you is thank God, and extend those thanks to you … All of the help that all of you have given me has helped me see the way to my future.
(Identity withheld to protect the author)