Do Thi Bon
Today, I would like to share my good news with everyone, including those love me, those that either are very familiar to me or have not known me yet, people whom I just met once or even I have never had an oppotunity to meet face to face.
Until today, I certainly believe that I passed the college entrance exam. Although I have known my scores with uncertainty, my heart is filled with happiness when I received the statement from the school to inform my success. A former failure, a period of sickness, and difficulties from the daily life caused me stress, during the past year, especially when I was preparing for the exam and then waiting for the result. I was afraid that would fail again and disappoint my beloved family, caregivers and friends. As well, I was fearful that I would never go back to school. Nevertheless, the total score of 15.5 for three subjects that is not very high but helps me feels relieve my last-days-pressure and nerves.
For others, to pass the college entrance exam may be usual. With my family, it is a big deal for an unhealthy and not good standing daughter to get into college. When I initially informed my good news to my family by phone, my father laughed soundly, my mother kept asking, and siblings continued interrupting our conversation. The news was so good that everyone in my family appeared to forget the fact that I used to fail and they could not stop praising me. In reality, my family plays a role as a firmly spiritual force that I can lean on. The nuns, who I call "moms", are my real supporters and in company with me. Daily, they assist me with my own struggles. Like a family, these religious sisters always take good care of me, from big to tiny problems and from general to private matters. How they could be worried when I received the school's statement regarding the exam coincide on the same day I got my one eye - my soul's window - removed, I was still not recovering from the operation whien I started studying again. All my important changes and decisions are under the supervision of these beloved "moms". Now that my studying journey turns to a new turning point, I know that there will be a heavier burden on these warm hearted sisters' shoulders. My family and I do not know what to say except expressing two words "THANK YOU" and engraving on our hearts their decication. Also, I come to this step thanks to the support of many benefactors (Globalgivings and BVCF). Although, these benefactors do not take care of me directly. They have been accompanying the sisters on this journey of taking care of me and my friends.
The future is still a long run, and my dream is still ahead. I know that I will stumble over obstacles, or even fall, but I will never stop fighting and overcoming my difficulties because of my own future and those who love me. Once again, in order to end this sharing, I would like to say "THANK YOU" to all individuals who help me to reach this dream.
Do Thi Bon
(8/15/1989) comes from Ha Dong, Lam Dong. Bon has been living in Nhat Hong WarmShelter since 2003. She passed the university entrance exam of Kindergarten College Central