(Shopping at Pike Place Market, a Seattle landmark)
I wanted to say thank you for letting me stay with you for two weeks. I really appreciated all the hard work and energy you put into calming me down. I've never had someone care so much about me before, it really meant the world to me.
Rayen was offered a seat at Wisconsin in 2004, but without financial aid. She opted to defer a year for a better financial package. I have so many students at Wisconsin that I joined them for admitted student's weekend in March 2005.
2008 Update: Rayen is living in Chicago, and working at Smith Amundsen. When I tried to show her North Michigan Ave. and Rush Street, she knew them better than I did; I hadn't realized she'd interned for the same firm the previous summer!