I look back on this time and I say to myself, "Why were you so frightened, Cat? You were going to America! Not Afghanistan!"
I am guessing young women do become frightened of things that are unknown. I am certain my parents were frightened of the known things.
These are like finding bad friends at University as my cousins did, failing of University like my cousins did, and getting into trouble with the police as my cousins did also!
They did not get the citizenship, they held parties in our home when DA was in hospital, and did not put school importantly.
It is no wonder of my parents' fears! But mine were unwarranted.
I never did like my cousins. It is not hard to do the right things. They do not like me, either. Uncle Nicu does love his daughters, but he does not like what they do.