I forgot to mention how proud I am of a young lady in my life. She's 16 and Bidoon. I adore her like she was my own daughter.
She (I always call her "Pretty Girl", so I'll keep doing that) was accepted into Amideast's youth exchange program and she will be going to the US to study for a year.
PG found out she was Bidoon in school. Her parents could never bring themselves to talk to her about it. It was a source of hurt for them that ran pretty deep; I can't even imagine being in that situation. I found out that PG knew and told her to go talk to her parents - which she did. She's amazingly mature and insightful.
I had a feeling that she would be accepted to the exchange program because of a series of ironic circumstances. She was accepted by her own merit; but a few guardian angels who appeared along the way helped her by providing advice and a few kind words.
I'm so so so proud of her. I just have a deep feeling that she is going to go far in her life. She always inspires everyone around her and now she has a chance to be a young Ambassador of Kuwait while she's in the US at school.
Please keep writing! I want to read your books one day. Whenever you need a push or a kind word, I'm here.