Surviving North Korea: Laura Ling's 140 Days in Captivity
Iain, however, thought of no one but his wife. "Everyday at 5, I would write to Laura," he says. "She suggested that that could be our time where she would think about me and I would think about her. So I'd write to her and I'd tell her about what was going on during the day."
Laura devoured every word . "Those letters meant everything to me," Laura says. "They were my oxygen. They kept me going."
Iain says the hardest thing about Laura's experience was never knowing how she really was. "We'd recently bought a house and we'd moved in, and I would come home to that house every day after work. There would be reminders of Laura there and yet it would be empty," he says. "I'd sleep for a couple of hours, I'd wake up, search the Internet, look for news. Maybe email Lisa. So that was really the hard [part]—not knowing where she was. What she was doing. How she was."
Today, Laura and Iain's future is looking brighter than ever. In June 2010, Laura will give birth to their first child.