I received the good news that you have been given a scholarship award to take up Doctorate studies abroad. Although I feel sad that you must leave the country and be so far away from us, I am happy as I bid you farewell. I know that you are a grown man now but you know that as a mother, I cannot help but miss my children and worry for them all the time. I still see you as a fragile child sometimes and feel scared for you since you will be going to a foreign country. But as I said, you are old now and very much capable of taking care of yourself. I cannot give you all the advices that I wish to say but one advice is to always take care of your health. Write soon.