They amaze me every day with
The kindness and compassion they show to each and every person, no matter their age, their race, or any other factor.
Their ability to predict the needs of those around them.
Their passion to learn more than just what the classroom has to offer. To want to see and learn all aspects of life, to cook, to sew, to drive, to climb, to sew, to tackle each obstacle.
Their ambition and drive at their jobs. Their frugality and their planning to achieve greater goals.
They work just as hard when they are volunteering as when they are paid. They see the bigger picture and want to help.
They are starting their last year of high school, something that probably never would have happened if they had stayed in China. They are excited about their friends, the learning, the classrooms, their teachers.
Their goals and dreams take them past the traditional schooling to a school that pushes them to learn in ways that regular classes can't, to learn the values and morals needed to guide them through life.
They are loved and they love.
I don't know why they could not remain with you, as your daughter, is what I would like to tell these women, but I have done the very best that I could in your absence. We've had our ups and downs, but the ups far outweigh the downs.
They are going to make it and they are going to succeed.
Please let this message get to these mothers to assure them that their daughters are safe and they can be very proud of them.