This morning Mimi leaves Viet Nam to travel to America and begin her new life as a university student in Philadelphia. We rang her last night, as we knew that she would want to hear from us and I?m very glad that we did. It was wonderful to hear her voice even though it has been just a couple of weeks since we bid a tearful farewell to each other at Than Son Nhut airport.
What a big adventure for a young woman who had never previously travelled outside of her country until we recently took her to Bangkok. Even though she is going to live with Vietnamese relatives it will still be an enormous culture shock and I know that there are going to be times when she will feel very homesick.
I know that at some stage you will read this Mimi when you have arrived in the States and got yourself settled, so take care of yourself daughter and remember that we love you very much.