I started to read your book on my flight home to Maui. Even though I was tired I couldn’t put the book down. The first chapter really got my attention. Just the thought of losing one of my brothers brings tears to my eyes, and the way you lost yours was so tragic. Once back home I continued to read, and read, and read. Every time I reached towards your book I would be filled with heavy emotion, my eyes would well with tears remembering what I had already read. Still, I continued. I needed to get to what I hoped would be a happy ending.

The thing is from reading your story I learned that many times the road to happiness is filled with so many twists and turns that you wonder if you can go on. One night after reading more of your story, I had a dream that we were being bombed. I could see the bullets coming towards us. It lasted for about 30 seconds. I woke up with my heart pounding and out of breath. I had just experienced but a small fraction of what you went through for years. Yet, what I went through was only a dream. Aimmee, you mention throughout your book how you cried out to God. How you prayed, and prayed, when you were alone. It’s obvious to me that He heard your prayers. I believe that God always answers our prayers. I also believe that God gives us free choice and with these choices come consequences. Countries around the world make choices that affect their people in terrible ways. So many innocent people die as a result of these choices. God spared your life for a reason. You have been through so much, yet you never gave up. It may have taken you awhile to get where you are today but because of this you are stronger and more knowledgeable about the things of this world. Now you can use all of this to encourage and inspire people not to give up on themselves and especially not to give up on God. Like you say, everyone has a story. Everyone can use their story to help others. I pray that you take your book (your life) and use it for God’s Honor and Glory. If you do this, You and your family will be blessed, blessed, blessed, for that is His promise. Thank you for your time. I hope to meet you some day. God Bless.