When I was in my native country, I was NOT able to read or write. And at present, I am in school. I can not express how patient the teachers are that are teaching us at ECC; they are so lovely and thoughtful about us, dedicating their lives for us. My teacher contributed to my changing. I have achieved so many things, such as communicating in English in different situations.
It is amazing for me to say that I am now working at a cafeteria in a local elementary school; for the first time in my life, I have a job. In addition, I have found "peace of mind" in this land. I lie down and sleep at night, with no shooting of guns, no thieves breaking down our door, even in the daytime. For me, this peace is a huge change in my life.
I thank God for this country, and I thank my fellow Americans, too. I can call you now my fellow Americans, for I recently received my U.S. citizenship. This is perhaps the biggest change I have made because now this country is truly my home.