Noor has become part of our family. She was one of the first Baghdad teachers brave enough to have her students email my students. From colleague to friend to family...a natural progression for us. How hard it is to read some of her email. When I didn't hear from her for many days I grew more and more worried until I received this email. Then I wasn't worried-I was horrified, agian. I just can't get used to viewing the difficulties of her life. I hope someday to understand how she maintains her courage and hope for more peaceful tomorrows.