The road to recovery will not always be easy, but I will take it one day at a time, focusing on the moments I've dreamed about for so long.
I went through an extremely trying ordeal, but I never forgot the world outside was a beautiful place.
After being in captivity for so long, I can't begin to describe how wonderful it feels to be home in Canada.
The book is called 'A House in the Sky' because during the very, very darkest times, that was how I survived. I had to find a safe place to go in my mind where there was no violence being done to my body and where I could reflect on the life I had lived and the life that I still wanted to live.
With awareness come responsibility and choice.
Many, including the Canadian and U.S. governments, try to provide family support while also maintaining a hard line about further fuelling terrorism and hostage-taking through ransom payments ... Still, try telling that to a mother, or a father, or a husband or wife caught in the powerless agony of standing by.