Thursday was such a meaningful day that I have to split it into two separate posts. In the afternoon we were back to the Abura girls' house for the last time. I spent the first hour or so simply reviewing all that we had learned over the past couple of weeks, starting with how to turn on their computers and connect to the Internet-in-a-Box. The girls were quick to remember many of the functions, and I wrote down a list of reminders (what I referred to as a "cheat sheet") for the steps that seemed to give them more of a challenge. Then I asked them one simple question in each of the main Internet-in-a-Box sites (Wikipedia, Khan Academy, Project Gutenberg, OpenStreetMap, RACHEL, CK-12 textbooks, and Powertyping). We also reviewed some of the useful tricks I had taught them during previous lessons, like "ctrl+f" and how to check the battery levels on their computers. We got through it all remarkably fast, and then I gave them a bit of free time to ask any last questions. After we finished up with the computers, we reviewed a "Caring for Your XO-4 Laptop" document that I had written up and printed for them. Before saying goodbye, I left them each some parting gifts, complements of Cardinal Health. I gave each girl a Cardinal Health tote bag and notebook, and the girls were absolutely ecstatic! I think that moment was the most excited I had seen them so far over the past two weeks. The girls and I took a group picture, and then every single one of them wanted to take selfies with me on their XO laptops! They have definitely mastered that application. It's crazy to think that I only met these girls two weeks ago, and it's even crazier to think how timid and quiet they were during that first meeting! The difference between the first and last day was overwhelming. Today, all of the girls were eager to get in their last words and pictures with me, and they all gave me many hugs before I left! It's very sad to leave them all after what feels like such a short time, but I hope that I get the chance to follow their accomplishments in life and see them again someday! Before we left, one of the girls thanked my father and me on behalf of them all and gave us a card, which I did not open until back at Kathryn's house. Reading this card was by far the highlight of my trip, and I am not exaggerating when I say that it was one of the most touching experiences of my life to date. Inside of a very nice store-bought card were handwritten letters, one for me from each of the girls and also for my dad ("Mr. Jeff"). I am not usually one to cry for sentimental reasons, but I had tears in my eyes as I read their words of thanks. No words of my own will do them justice, so here are a few of their sentences: "When you hear the morning rising bell or alarm then it is me who is thanking you." I've always hated the sound of an alarm clock, but now it will never fail to put a smile on my face each morning. Another girl wrote, "I have never dreamed about this precious things you have done for us […] how you got love for us to do this grate things for us, and also how you took your time and have pacience for us to teach us any important things about the laptop. May God bless you, give you long life and good strength to continue what ever you whant to in your future. May God open a brighter future for you, so that you can achive all your aims you whant to achive." It's safe to say that I gained just as much from these girls as I could possibly have given them. For that, I will be eternally grateful.